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  1. fbf2012's Avatar
    Why would microsoft not want RIM to have skype when clearly they allow their biggest competitor Apple use it all day??? I dont think Microsoft will hold skype from RIM. Its all about $ and they will get plenty of it when more people are connected to skype.
    11-06-12 04:24 PM
  2. OniBerry's Avatar
    I still can't understand how not having Skype on a Cell phone is a deal breaker for so many. If Skype comes to blackberry fine, if not fine too at least for me. BB should be and is doing everything in its power to bring a innovative OS to market and getting developers on board so, we the BB faithful, can get the apps that we want. If you want Skype on your BB phone then you and everyone else needs force the market to bring it to you. Several million american customers using BB10 devices is plenty of motivation for developers and companies to try as carve out some nice profits for themselves by developing apps. BB have is/has made BB10 easy and efficient to develop for and if BB has the customers then the apps will come. Guaranteed.
    You probably cannot understand it, because for you, Skype is not a need.

    I don't understand how others cannot fathom that for some, Skype is a need, and if that need is not met by product Y, then the consumer will move on to product X.
    PatrickMJS likes this.
    11-06-12 04:41 PM
  3. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    If you want Skype on your BB phone then you and everyone else needs force the market to bring it to you. Several million american customers using BB10 devices is plenty of motivation for developers and companies to try as carve out some nice profits for themselves by developing apps. BB have is/has made BB10 easy and efficient to develop for and if BB has the customers then the apps will come. Guaranteed.
    Yes, the old chicken and the egg logic.... The problem is..... nobody wants to be the egg.
    11-06-12 05:30 PM
  4. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    Not to be a party pooper but Microsoft could easily make a Skype app for the BB platform without the video part... just saying. That would be a really d*ck move though.
    11-06-12 07:31 PM
  5. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    Not to be a party pooper but Microsoft could easily make a Skype app for the BB platform without the video part... just saying. That would be a really d*ck move though.
    WHOA!! This could very well be possible. Skype makes it's revenue on selling phone numbers and charging for calls, voice calls, not video. It would still be useful, since a lot of people use it just for voice anyway.
    11-07-12 05:04 AM
  6. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Just read (in French, I'll avoid the pain) that web-based HTML5 Skype is about to pop. As-is or wrapped into an app this basically means Skype will be on BB10.
    11-07-12 05:15 AM
  7. anon5387384's Avatar
    On a personal note, if Rim doesn't manage to bring skype to BB10 devices I will not purchase a BB-10 device or any other BB.

    I am pretty sure I am not the only one thinking this way. Rim always said they were more business minded. Well, a business without skype is as good as unthinkable. Next year I am finally replacing my old 9700. I have been waiting long enough not to get disappointed once again. Same with the PB, very nice to use especially with the BB-bridge, but the lacking of skype makes it just another toy for me.

    My guess is that Rim shouldn't be looking to much at android and i-stuff-users, but look closely at W8 and WP. If microsoft can keep their act together, the whole mobile world will suffer from them, with BB losing even more clients. BBM is a great service, but unless they find an app for other OS's to link to them it will die a slow death too. Or can you name me 1 person who has more bbm contacts than whatsapp contacts?

    Rim are at a crucial stage where details, like access to skype, will be judged whether they'll grow stable again or die out. And that's just being realistic.
    02-18-13 11:49 AM
  8. imcurved's Avatar
    On a personal note, if Rim doesn't manage to bring skype to BB10 devices I will not purchase a BB-10 device or any other BB.
    When is the deadline? and if BlackBerry doesn't have Skype by then, which platform are you going to buy: Windows, iOs, or Android?
    02-18-13 12:07 PM
  9. silversun10's Avatar
    Skype rolls out video messaging beta | Dialed In - CNET Blogs


    Skype rolls out video messaging beta

    Although the official launch is still to come, Skype invites users on three platforms to test a new video-messaging feature.
    Jessica Dolcourt
    by Jessica Dolcourt
    February 15, 2013 7:38 AM PST
    (Credit: Skype)

    Did you ever want to leave a message for a Skype buddy who just wasn't there? Skype's new video-messaging feature, now in a beta of sorts, is the interactive way to do it.

    Available today for users in the U.S., U.K., and other select countries (Skype isn't listing them all,) video messaging sends a recording to friends who may be offline or on another call.

    Android, iOS, and Mac users don't have to do anything to play around with the prerelease feature, except to make sure they've got the most recent software update (the capability has been hiding in plain sight for weeks). If you use Skype on any of these three platforms, you'll be able to send a video message, and to receive it within your message inbox.

    Skype users on Windows can still receive video messages, though they'll appear as a link, not as a video clip. Skype expects Windows devices to send video messages by the end of April.
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    Skype's goal in opening up the feature before launch is to collect feedback for straightening out any kinks before the software's final release (which will be "shortly").

    Beta user testing is always risky, since a poor experience could turn off future users before Skype can smooth over any bumps, but I, for one, applaud crowdsourced testing.

    Stay tuned; we'll check it out shortly.

    Read more: Skype rolls out video messaging beta | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
    02-18-13 03:22 PM
  10. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Not a bad feature... by the looks of it, it may be a pay-for feature down the road, so I am not looking to get too addicted by it.
    02-18-13 03:25 PM
  11. FunktasticLucky's Avatar
    Most definitely going to be a pay feature. I found out recently that MS made screen sharing a premium feature as well. This really made me angry.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    02-18-13 04:07 PM
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