I do Skype chat from my BB using IM+ for Skype. It is not used in conjunction with the regular IM+ app. BeeJive told me two years ago that they were going to try to integrate Skype into their app but I have not seen any progress there. Instango said Skype is "locked" so they can't use it in their IM app. I hope the new one from Skype works well because the one I use now becomes dis-connected a lot. Iskoot and Nimbuzz also do Skype but my experience with them has been much worse.