Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree8Likes
  • 6 Post By mapsonburt
  • 1 Post By drmike
  • 1 Post By Elessar.cm
  1. kitten24901's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    22 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Why no Skype?

    Okay, so my friend has a lovely new android tablet preloaded with the lovely Skype. I was soooo exited that I could chat to her using my playbook. It was then I realized voice chat was playbook to playbook. AND with no Skype on the computer I cannot chat with her.
    I'm sure there's a thousand other reasons to have Skype on PlayBook that I can't think of but I'm love to hear them
    Last edited by kitten24901; 01-06-2013 at 04:20 AM.
  2. mapsonburt's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    374 Posts
    #2  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kitten24901 View Post
    AAHHH! Why! Can SOMEONE GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON WHY VOICE CHAT IS BETTER THAN SKYPE! Okay, so my friend has a lovely new android tablet preloaded with the lovely Skype. I was soooo exited that I could chat to her using my playbook. It was then I realized voice chat was playbook to playbook. AND with no Skype on the computer I cannot chat with her.
    I'm sure there's a thousand other reasons to have Skype on PlayBook that I can't think of but I'm love to hear them.
    There are a thousand other threads you could read to find them. We don't need another. The long and short of it is that your friend bought the wrong tablet. Tell your friend to complain to Android Central because it can't do BBM.
    Last edited by mapsonburt; 01-05-2013 at 04:21 PM.
    Thanked by 5:
    just_luc (01-05-2013),  nappp (01-05-2013),  spencerdl (01-05-2013),  Techno-Emigre (01-05-2013),  Thunderbuck (01-05-2013) 
  3. nappp's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,308 Posts
    #3  

    Default Re: SKYPE!!

    please express your desire to skype. hopefully they are secretly working on something that will fit your needs. skype is not on playbook at this time. case closed.

    try http://www.aol.com/av/ it is an alternative that will work with both tablets at this time
    Sprint Q10
    32GB Playbook
    Thanked by:
    RubberChicken76 (01-05-2013) 
  4. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    962 Posts
    Global Posts
    966 Global Posts
    #4  

    Default

    Here's some light reading (minimum 300 post worth ) for you from the Skype site - no answers there just questions. BB Users can't understand the reasoning either.

    Re: Skype for BlackBerry PlayBook - Page 30 - Skype Support Network

    Also, there are many forum postings on CB that discuss this as well. Just use the search function in the top right hand corner
    Thanked by:
    RubberChicken76 (01-05-2013) 
  5. drmike's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    581 Posts
    #5  

    Default Re: SKYPE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mapsonburt View Post
    There are a thousand other threads you could read to find them. We don't need another. Tell your friend she bought the wrong tablet because it can't do BBM.
    The problem is this person will say its RIMS fault their friend bought the wrong tablet. I'm with you on not needing anlther thread on Skype.

    Bringing up the question of Skype should result in a weeks ban from CB.
    Thanked by:
    nappp (01-05-2013) 
    nappp likes this.
  6. magutwit's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    155 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #6  

    Default

    There is no reason, but Skype is not available for BB devices because Skype doesn't want to devel this application for BB devices, that's all.

    AND with no Skype on the computer I cannot chat with her
    Why? You can download the program for your computer and you'll have it.
  7. kitten24901's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    22 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #7  

    Default

    Well, it's my parents computer and they say it's too expensive
    Last edited by kitten24901; 01-06-2013 at 05:55 AM.
  8. djenkins6's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,787 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,803 Global Posts
    #9  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kitten24901 View Post
    No webcam and they are too expensive
    Actually for just chat a headset would be clearer with your computer, this $3 one would work Amazon.com: eForCity VOIP / SKYPE Hands-free Headset with Microphone, Black: Electronics
  9. nappp's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,308 Posts
    #10  

    Default Re: SKYPE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by drmike View Post
    The problem is this person will say its RIMS fault their friend bought the wrong tablet. I'm with you on not needing anlther thread on Skype.

    Bringing up the question of Skype should result in a weeks ban from CB.
    amen!!!!
    Sprint Q10
    32GB Playbook
  10. D_March's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    4,977 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,978 Global Posts
    #11  

    Default

    Try reelportal.
  11. #12  

    Default

    FaceFlow will soon suit your needs. It currently has Mac, PC, iOS and Android applications. They have confirmed that they will support BB 10. So, once BB 10 is available for the Playbook, your problem will be solved. Cheers. ~ecm

    Edit: www.faceflow.com
    Thanked by:
    kitten24901 (01-06-2013) 
    djenkins6 likes this.
  12. nappp's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,308 Posts
    #13  

    Default Re: Why no Skype?

    skype disciples will still complain, but you are right. face flow will be a great app
    Sprint Q10
    32GB Playbook

Similar Threads

  1. Why NO Bar File for Netflix or Skype??? Developers care 2 explain
    By Jonathank in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-28-2012, 12:19 AM
  2. Why No SKYPE for mobile and tablets yet
    By rafitoruiz in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 12:45 PM
  3. Why No Font Size Adjustment On Plazmic Themes?
    By davistld01 in forum BlackBerry Curve 83xx
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 02:56 PM
  4. why no service?
    By wannabecrack in forum T-Mobile
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-24-2008, 12:36 AM
  5. Argghhh, why no case in the box ATT?
    By blakemiddleton in forum BBOS Phone Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-16-2007, 10:45 PM

Posting Permissions