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    Default Skype field shows up in contacts in Beta 4 documentation

    Berryreview posted an article that shows Skype is now an option in the contacts field in the new documentation. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

    http://www.berryreview.com/2012/11/2...BerryReview%29
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    Hopefully, but it could be just the instant messaging or just holds info.
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    I don't want to the party, but all it could mean is an address field in the PIM app and not the whole Skype app.

    More interesting are the music player popup and the toasts.
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    Wonder why the need for skype in PIM if no way to contact.
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    RIM likes to bake social networks deep into the OS... May be they will surprise us with a deep Skype integration, similar to what they did with FB, Twitter etc
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    I think this is huge! If there was no way in contacting someone, the info tag/category wouldn't be offered.

    Maybe RIM is being optimistic, or maybe they're getting everything done right! This made my day!
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    Like others are saying, its more likely a way to message (similar to what IM+ offers) ... doesn't mean it has a full app. Would be nice though.
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    When the PB was first released last year, they marketed it showing a Skype icon right on the home screen. They jumped the gun I think. Hopefully they got it right this time.
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    There's also a fax number field, but most of us aren't faxing through our BBs. I'm not ruling it our as I don't know if it's impossible, but I think it may be.
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    Very nice indeed
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    What jonty12 said...

    In any decent contact management app, you want the ability to note arbitrary pieces of contact info even if they have no direct support on the device you're entering them on. This means nothing about whether we'll get full Skype capability, I'm afraid, unless it's a deliberate "wink" by the writer. (Which Ronen hinted at... it's not like he thought this meant "oh, Skype app!")
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonty12 View Post
    There's also a fax number field, but most of us aren't faxing through our BBs. I'm not ruling it our as I don't know if it's impossible, but I think it may be.
    I've faxed from my BB
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    Default Skype field shows up in contacts in Beta 4 documentation

    With the release of "skype-like" capability with BBM, is it possible that BBM might become a gateway through which skype connectivity happens?? Just wondering out loud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.armstrong View Post
    With the release of "skype-like" capability with BBM, is it possible that BBM might become a gateway through which skype connectivity happens?? Just wondering out loud...

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    There's been some speculation that this might be the case. That speculation's been going on since OS 2 was released in February, though, so it's hard to say how valid it is.

    I will say, though, that with Microsoft ditching Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype that it's in their best interest to get it out to as many platforms as possible. Making it available on BB10 makes a little more sense when you look at it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeGiTo View Post
    RIM likes to bake social networks deep into the OS... May be they will surprise us with a deep Skype integration, similar to what they did with FB, Twitter etc
    There was a thread months ago by someone claiming to have a friend who works in the network side for RIM and this is exactly how they said Skype would work in BlackBerry 10 with Skype being baked into the OS like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn has, giving you the option to use the video chat with Skype contacts.

    We will have to wait and see because tweets from the Dev releation teams hinted that they were still working on getting Skype; possibly a smokescreen to surprise on launch day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
    Wonder why the need for skype in PIM if no way to contact.


    I can also enter your home address and my BB won't contact it. I hope I'm wrong though. Skype would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagrlover View Post
    I can also enter your home address and my BB won't contact it. I hope I'm wrong though. Skype would be nice.
    Well, with BB10 integrated into QNX cars, it will soon be able to drive you to your contact's home if you input an address.
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    Default Skype field shows up in contacts in Beta 4 documentation

    Quote Originally Posted by md03wx View Post
    Like others are saying, its more likely a way to message (similar to what IM+ offers) ... doesn't mean it has a full app. Would be nice though.
    I agree. It could be chat only.

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    I suppose the reasonable thing to do is to accept it for what it is, just a contact field.

    But i don't feel like being reasonable right now, i feel jumpy, happy, and elated.

    I do believe that the inclusion of a Skype field in contacts points not only to a Skype app, but to some sort of deep integration of Skype services as well.

    If MS wasn't willing to make a Skype app willingly, maybe RIM decided to engage them with a business proposal, ( something along the lines of 10 million dollars and 50 developers at your doorstep if u give us Skype ?? ) and in doing so, they could dictate how deeply integrated they wanted it to be, making it a better experience than possible on iOS and Android ??

    I think i got carried away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaxl View Post
    If MS wasn't willing to make a Skype app willingly, maybe RIM decided to engage them with a business proposal, ( something along the lines of 10 million dollars and 50 developers at your doorstep if u give us Skype ?
    If it went down with MS being unwilling, I think that it's more likely that RIM have been trying to licence Skype for years and that since we are now heading towards the launch of a major new platform they fell back on their law department and threatened an anti-trust suit and MS decided that they didn't really care that much and caved. I've always thought that MS keeping skype only on android and iOS and its own phones was anti-competitive, and certainly gave the impression that if you weren't google, apple or MS that your devices just didn't count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big bb View Post
    Hopefully, but it could be just the instant messaging or just holds info.
    it does not make sense to have skype # that cannot be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EGerhardt View Post
    If it went down with MS being unwilling, I think that it's more likely that RIM have been trying to licence Skype for years and that since we are now heading towards the launch of a major new platform they fell back on their law department and threatened an anti-trust suit and MS decided that they didn't really care that much and caved. I've always thought that MS keeping skype only on android and iOS and its own phones was anti-competitive, and certainly gave the impression that if you weren't google, apple or MS that your devices just didn't count.

    Didn't MS just recently purchase it?
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    Skype is replacing WLM so this is not surprising. I believe this means zero as far as skype video chat coming to BlackBerry10 though.
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    Default Re: Skype field shows up in contacts in Beta 4 documentation

    Quote Originally Posted by bitek View Post
    it does not make sense to have skype # that cannot be used.
    PlayBook contacts app holds fax numbers and even a slot for pager numbers but I can't do either with the playbook so one could say that doesn't make sense either or you could say it makes sense to have as much info available for a contact as possible.
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    Maybe skype is the surprise reveal for the 30th? since it's not in house... not many people will know and RIM can keep it super quiet...
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