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05-18-2006, 11:37 PM
Hi, any idea whether Skype can be configured for access on BB 8700g ?


05-19-2006, 01:12 AM
i'd be interested in this as well. I know the xten works with pocketpc as well as other companies, but have yet to see a VOIP company work on BB

05-19-2006, 02:09 AM
Interested also!

05-19-2006, 08:23 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Looking at the way SonaMobile's media player works I doubt this will ever happen...

05-19-2006, 08:32 AM
best bet would be contacting eqo and see if they have a bb version planned: http://eqo.com/

08-02-2006, 12:21 PM
Sounds like EQO would work in a way similar to WebMessenger (ie have to leave a desktop client running). But at least it sound like it would be free! Downside is that at least WebMessenger could consolidate other chat providers as well.

I really dislike the WebMessenger GUI and inability to have multiple accounts, but I might subscribe anyway, just b/c it seems to be the only way to get Skype onto my BB.

8700r / BIS

08-03-2006, 07:05 AM
Does a 8700 just have a GPRS connection?
If it is just GPRS would it not be to latent + not have enough throughput?

08-03-2006, 07:07 AM
8700 has EDGE.

08-04-2006, 01:23 PM
Hi All,

Does anyone know if "WebMessenger Mobile for Skype", which is advertised on the site as "free", is actually FREE after the trial period? I downloaded the trial, and it hooked me up with all the regular IM clients, plus Skype. Then after the trial, everything stopped working. Reading the site, I still get the impression that the Skype version of the software is free, but the other version, for all the other IM clients, is fee-based.

Email to the company has gone unreturned for a day or two, so I'm hoping someone here has the answer.

Thanks in advance!

8700r / BIS

08-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Even EDGE would be to slow for Skype. Maybe when HSDPA gets rolled out completly.

08-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Even EDGE would be to slow for Skype. Maybe when HSDPA gets rolled out completly.

I've had a couple conversations from Skype buddy to buddy, and to a landline. Both were good quality. About as good as the normal Skype, but with a bit more of a delay, so it did make it awkward. But quality was decent.

Google Talk, if it worked with voice on the BB, seems like it would leave a smaller footprint.

Either way, I have contacts who don't use anything else...even if I couldn't voice with them, at least I could use text chat.

8700r / BIS