- 01-15-13, 11:44 AM #26
It seems like Skype will be integrated with the OS as the greyed out 'read' icon is in that screenshot along with the same respective icons for Twitter and Facebook. So that means the text based Skype chat, but why would they integrate it without the whole package?
Remember, this isn't a slide or image made by RIM's Marketing Department like the Skype-Playbook fiasco, these are actual icons on the device.
- 01-15-13, 12:00 PM #27
Well we saw the skype field in the contacts book a while ago. in the blank field it had grayed out word saying "messaging". Possibility still that they could somehow limit it to just messaging (not video on bb10). Who knows. Could be another playbook skype icon fiasco
- 01-15-13, 12:12 PM #29
jup - exactly and I'll try my best to convince them but as chrysaurora has written above regarding the 'Sykpe problem' - (for example) my fiancé is never going to give up her iPhone 4S because of that lack of communication her sister just got an iPhone 3GS (so they STILL can't use 'Apples Skype aka FaceTime' ) but rely instead on Skype.
- 01-15-13, 12:19 PM #30
ooVoo Free video chat and instant Messaging - cross platform video-chat.
Where Skype really shines is Skype-to-phone or Phone-to-Skype. With Skype, you can call a real phone number and also receive calls from phone numbers.
But, as far as device-to-device voice/video chat is concerned, you'll (probably) have cross-platform options/substitutes like oVoo.
- 01-15-13, 12:45 PM #31
It's just sad that Apple actually blocks a feature (FaceTime) on 'older devices' but other Apps are functional (Skype). But I'm not sure if that sort of problem is only related to Cupertino
- 01-15-13, 12:53 PM #33
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- 01-15-13, 04:02 PM #38
The better option (and i don't know the logistics of this i'm just saying in an ideal world) would be for rim to intergate the api's for these other services into it's own apps.. ie, bbm could chat/voice call/video call/ with bbm to bbm, but you could also add contacts that are using what's app, live profile skype etc from within the client.
AGAIN.. i'm not saying that's what happening, or if it's even possible.. but it would be cool.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-15-13, 04:24 PM #39
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I just got an email from Microsoft, subject: Important Info about your Messenger account.
Below that, it says "It's time to update Messenger to Skype!"
We are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together.
Blah blah blah.....
So in other words, the icons may likely be for 'Messenger' as we know it today.
- 01-18-13, 08:59 AM #43
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