Skype coming to PlayBook and BlackBerry 10?
I was checking out the TAT Cascades demos on youtube, and I noticed Skype in the contacts application. Although I'm not that big of a Skype user, I found this interesting. 1:09
Who knows, this might be true!
- CrackBerry Genius
03-25-12, 02:32 PM #5
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Well, i would not put any faith into it. RIM showed pics of the blackberry playbook weeks before launch day with a skype icon on the homescreen, and on launch and even now there is no skype so you can easily conclude that RIM has no problem using false advertisement. Zero.
- 03-25-12, 02:59 PM #6
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-25-12, 05:09 PM #12
- 300 Posts
My contact at rim who is higher level than watching the data stream has told me there will never be a skype client. Rim doesn't want to off the carriers. Then i asked about the playbook as it's not carrier dependant. No comment.
Apple can dictate to the carriers as it has the consumer wrapped up. Rim dictates to the consumer to keep the carriers happy. And it's failing that part badly
- CrackBerry Addict
03-25-12, 05:19 PM #13
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At best RIM can integrate the current PB video chat client with BBM in BB10 as some kind of answer to Facetime.
As for Skype as a stand alone client it may yet come. who knows?
They have not looked RIM's way to date because they have one device with FFC which is is key to Skype.
- 03-25-12, 09:18 PM #16
- CrackBerry Master
03-25-12, 09:41 PM #18
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...No one in the sore has anything good to say about RIM for exactly the reasons listed above.
...& the only thing worse than the reality of the situation is the disgusting apologetics some people use to defend RIM's bed soiling.
To this day I can't take an HD video with my 9930 and email it to someone ( like I can with my iphone 4s )...
...To this day I can't open a simple 92 page PDF on my playbook like I can with my ipad.
...To this day I can't open an email of any size on my 9930 like I can on my iphone.
Not having a bare bones business tool like skype ship out with every berry product is just plain stupid...
...And the apologetic of claiming RIM does not want to anger the carriers is even worse.
...Given that the most popular phones today that have been cleaning RIM's clock all have it.
Can RIM pull out it's head in time? I sure hope so because there is much I really like about BB....
...I would like to see nothing more then RIM coming back and taking back what was once it's customers.
...We will only see that if RIM wakes up and ceases charging todays premium prices for 3 year old outdated JUNK.
The way I see it RIM has ONE last chance with it's next generation of phones and if it doesn't WOW the critics....
...It's all done - the company will simply be a bottom feeder device for those who can't afford an iphone or Droid.
Here is what needs to happen.
A Blackberry MUST be able to process as large of an email as a Droid or Iphone, period!
A Blackberry MUST be able to open a PDF as good as a iphone or Droid.
A Blackberry MUST be able to use SKYPE ( and support video chat )
A Blackberry MUST go back to an AF camera instead of cheap Fisher Price junk it's got now.
Blackberry MUST either get on board with some ROCKING business APPS or focus it's attention on the fun stuff....
...As of right now they about 2% of the fun and 2% of the business Apps the other guys do!
...This simply will not work out well if RIM keeps this up.
- CrackBerry Genius
03-26-12, 06:51 AM #19
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And yea, it leaves you frustrated and scratching your head just yearning to say "go on the record and say something or keep quiet already!" haha
- 03-26-12, 10:46 AM #21
- 03-26-12, 11:28 AM #22
Right now, I would honestly settle for a "release it yesterday" Skype IM-only client: at least I could contact my skype friends via IM easily (I know there are other solutions, but I'd like the official Skype product with consistent UI and inevitable evolution into a full-featured Skype client.
I have more contacts on Skype than any other IM service, including BBM.
- 03-26-12, 11:42 AM #23
I think we'll see a skype app for Blackberry devices.
Skype has been bought by Microsoft who has said it's now focusing on integrating it into it's live platform. So i'm guessing they'll try and fuse MSN Messenger and Skype. Maybe one brand will disappear (no clue).
But the fact of the matter is, there already is a Skype app for Blackberry, it's unfortunately exclusive to VERIZON blackberries. But the basics, the groundwork is there, they just need to develop it further and release it as a non-carrier exclusive app.
Although it won't be anytime soon, i'm pretty sure it will come.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-26-12, 12:41 PM #24
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Did the management at Skype "ever" respond to the email campaign initiated by the CB nation? Basic customer service is professional enough to offer some kind of response be it we are looking into it, or no there will be no integration/app, to even go away and quit bothering us. But to hear nothing is very poor in world of product sales response.
For those of us who are not all game players and want the PB to work as advertised for business needs still are waiting.....