1. W Hoa's Avatar
    Skype is his favorite app that's not yet available on PB
    02-11-12 12:38 PM
  2. HienPhan's Avatar
    ahhh this gives me hope that he will try to bring it to playbook :]
    el_excelsior likes this.
    02-11-12 12:41 PM
  3. CairnsRock's Avatar
    The operative word in his text was "YET"
    02-11-12 12:57 PM
  4. Siiid's Avatar
    if he actually tweeted that, it's the best indication that it may come.
    zethaaron likes this.
    02-11-12 01:53 PM
  5. JAGWIRE's Avatar
    interesting hmmmm
    02-11-12 02:18 PM
  6. greatwiseone's Avatar
    I think it's crazy for people to think rim is not working on trying to get Skype on board. RIM obviously knows it's a big issue, but negotiations takes time...hopefully they will come on board soon.
    02-11-12 03:29 PM
  7. Adhamalghamdi's Avatar
    I think it's crazy for people to think rim is not working on trying to get Skype on board. RIM obviously knows it's a big issue, but negotiations takes time...hopefully they will come on board soon.
    since 2011 they are saying "coming soon" !!!!!! I don't think they really want to bring it on PB !

    one year since PB goes official and its not there yet ! do u think RIM been working on it since that time ?!
    02-11-12 04:10 PM
  8. Michel Souris's Avatar
    ... of course. They've also been working on the OS that should have launched last year as well . . .
    02-11-12 05:20 PM
  9. ShimmyShine's Avatar
    I wonder if it's already avail for the PlayBook, just it got pulled. I wonder if RIM offering their own native video chatting is causing a conflict. I wouldn't think so because Apple has their own, but then again I have never, ever used an iPhone so I don't know. Just a thought, probably onto nothing lol.
    02-11-12 08:01 PM
  10. npunk42's Avatar
    Skype would a non issue if the playbook offered another cross platform option like Google video chat, or any other non device specific app.
    02-12-12 12:24 PM
  11. elbo's Avatar
    Skype would a non issue if the playbook offered another cross platform option like Google video chat, or any other non device specific app.
    -Skype isn't a non issue because it is ubiquitous...Like it or not alot of folks use it (I include my mom in this and asking her to bounce from one message service to another would be a bit of a chore -yes she is old enough not to be comfortable with technology).

    It also has the distinction of having become a verb...You can 'skype' someone or ask someone to 'skype' you. Few internet applications have been granted the verb status by the general population.

    PB needs skype...if you don't use it doesn't mean it doesn't matter to others.

    Same goes for a bunch of other apps.
    Mikey_T likes this.
    02-12-12 12:33 PM
  12. kbz1960's Avatar
    I think it only has to do with access to voice and the camera. With a major upgrade to 2.0 and development tools then it can happen.
    02-12-12 02:02 PM
  13. jonno_atamaniuk's Avatar
    I think it only has to do with access to voice and the camera. With a major upgrade to 2.0 and development tools then it can happen.
    Probably exactly why it wasn't out... just wish Skype or RIM would actually come out and say something very publicly about this whole thing.
    02-13-12 03:44 AM
  14. zethaaron's Avatar
    Just for the record everyone, I went back into Alec Saunders' history and that tweet was there, so the screen cap is no lie. :P
    02-13-12 10:58 AM
  15. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Skype is rumored in 2.0.
    For those having the latest beta, the android converted (and sideloaded) app works fine.
    What we'll have to see is if the android ported app will fly to the AppWorld ... mostly a licensing issue, I'll guess.
    02-13-12 01:22 PM
  16. lcohen999's Avatar
    Skype is rumored in 2.0.
    For those having the latest beta, the android converted (and sideloaded) app works fine.
    What we'll have to see is if the android ported app will fly to the AppWorld ... mostly a licensing issue, I'll guess.
    works fine except for you know..a working camera and mic
    02-13-12 01:25 PM
  17. zethaaron's Avatar
    Haha yeah it's all good if all you want to do is text chat.
    02-13-12 02:50 PM
  18. shabbyorange101's Avatar
    Hi, first time posting here. But i actually know a work around for Skype, one that works in a webbrowser and with nothing to install. It's called IMO messenger.

    Not sure how the audio calls work, but i know you can run most of skype using it.

    It's a strange link, so if you distrust me put it into google first, or just google IMO messenger.

    https://imo.im/
    02-13-12 03:22 PM
  19. zethaaron's Avatar
    Hi, first time posting here. But i actually know a work around for Skype, one that works in a webbrowser and with nothing to install. It's called IMO messenger.

    Not sure how the audio calls work, but i know you can run most of skype using it.

    It's a strange link, so if you distrust me put it into google first, or just google IMO messenger.

    https://imo.im/
    Tried it, works pretty awful for me. :P Thanks though!
    02-13-12 06:17 PM
  20. Double_J75's Avatar
    I personally could care less if we ever get skype (other than others think its a big deal).

    What I do not understand is why rim can not make a video chat that is cross platform.

    With so many cross platform messenger apps why can't rim tell skype to off and make there own that connects not only to other playbooks, but skype, crApples, and what ever Android has??

    M no developer so I assume it is eather hard or some legal issue but I dunno.
    02-13-12 09:21 PM
  21. jonty12's Avatar
    Hi, first time posting here. But i actually know a work around for Skype, one that works in a webbrowser and with nothing to install. It's called IMO messenger.

    Not sure how the audio calls work, but i know you can run most of skype using it.

    It's a strange link, so if you distrust me put it into google first, or just google IMO messenger.

    https://imo.im/
    It works great as long as you and the person you're talking to are logged into their Skype accounts through IMO.im. You can't use video if the person you're talking to is logged in through the Skype app. Makes it pretty much useless if you want to video chat.
    02-14-12 03:00 AM
  22. JasW's Avatar
    I'm tired of workarounds. Reminds me of that old Eddie Murphy routine where all of the kids in the neighborhood have McDonald's, and he has this big welfare green pepper house burger on Wonder bread with the grease and ketchup turning the dough pink.

    I am hopeful that RIM will surprise us and we'll suddenly see Skype (and Netflix) on the PB right after (or with?) the release of 2.0. Hence the "yet" in Saunders' tweet . . . .
    tofo17 likes this.
    02-14-12 10:06 AM
  23. rauldela's Avatar
    still waiting for this to be out !!
    zethaaron likes this.
    02-14-12 03:48 PM
  24. BlendIcier's Avatar
    Cisco to fight Microsoft's Skype purchase in EUs top court
    Networking company Cisco said Wednesday it is challenging Microsoft's $8.5-billion takeover of Skype at the European Union's top court to ensure Microsoft won't block other video conferencing services.

    The European Commission, the EU's competition regulator, cleared the takeover in October and the merger was completed later that month. Microsoft Corp. hopes that owning Skype will allow it to better compete across platforms with other tech giants like Apple Inc.

    Cisco does not oppose the merger, but believes the European Commission should have placed conditions that would ensure greater standards-based interoperability, Marthin De Beer, the head of Cisco's video conferencing division, wrote in a blog post.
    02-15-12 03:24 PM
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