- CrackBerry Genius
12-29-2011, 10:34 PM #6
- 1,670 Posts
this thread gets repeated like daily. It was leaked earlier that RIM will not have a version of skype because the licensing fee from Microsoft (who owns skype) to have a version of skype for PB would be too much.
Earlier leaked versions of skype for andriod player (no video just chat) did however work and maybe iterations of the andriod version of skype may work on the playbook.
Hoping its the last time i answer this question. Happy new years.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-29-2011, 10:47 PM #7
- 1,634 Posts
RIM can afford to pay the licensing fees should it choose to do so. And quite frankly, it is good that these threads continue as it shows interest on the part of the actual users of the Playbook of what they are interested in. Each user should be emailing RIM and Skype repeatedly - preferablly from different email addresses - to indicate that they are interested in seeing a Skype app come to the Playbook.
Being silent and not indicating what your interested only results in one thing - nothing happening. Being vocal and indicating what you are interested in seeing only results in one thing too - possibilities.
Which would you rather do?To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
- 12-30-2011, 10:00 AM #13
- 12-30-2011, 10:39 AM #14
Skype when you are away from you local area is great. My job takes me to the high arctic sometimes and when in hotels having skype on my Iphone is great......as is having it when travelling in the USA.
I would make use of it on PB.
- 12-30-2011, 10:57 AM #15
To say something like, "if it's that important to you, just get a different tablet", people just might listen and, get a different tablet.
Not really good for business of your tablet.
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- 12-30-2011, 01:09 PM #16
So, if Skype is really that important wouldn't it be better to get a device on a platform which is actually supported? I did not say RIM should adopt that attitude but rather the consumers who actually use the devices. I mean there are a plethora of tablets around...
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-26-2012, 12:42 AM #18
- 451 Posts
Hi, I am organizing a mass email campaign, that on February 1st, we will all email the Skype CEO and the Skype Vice President, with the subject line "Skype for the Blackberry Playbook". Here is the link to the thread: Skype Petition and Email Campaign Commitment.
We also have a Facebook event page, however please make sure that if you're with us, you both join the facebook page and comment on the Crackberry thread. Thanks! Facebook Page: Skype Petition and Email Campaign | Facebook
Please leave your negativity at the door. Post on the thread if you intend to take part, and feel free to read the longer explanation and use the basic email provided rather than composing your own, if that is easier for you. Only post if you're with us, we do not need any posts telling us it is a moronic endeavor.
Please know that I am not attempting to spam, but only posting on threads where it seems appropriate, and like the users monitoring said thread may be interested.