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Old 08-29-2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone of the experts here has heard anything about the official skype client for the bberry?

did anyone see how the closed beta of May worked out?

forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=344371&view=findpost&p=1784341

I'm only interested in text chat, but I don't want to go through 3rd party apps, not sure if their encryption implementation is as strong/solid as skype own

..maybe I should just use iskoot or im+.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Well, I'm not an expert, but there isn't even a beta floating around. I'm not holding my breath waiting for a pure, free Skype client.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:52 AM   #3
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I thought there was a private beta. Nonetheless, my sense is that it will be part of the 5.0+ OS grp.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:37 AM   #4
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Haven't heard much. SKYPE has legal issues to deal with as well, patent infringement I think?

In any case, I can't see it being anything that great since from what I heard, it still uses your minutes.
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If you're just using text chat use iskoot. There are no skype apps that uses data for voice calls, but that won't matter with skype texting.
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A Skype app is a long, long way off. That's if it ever happens, which I highly doubt.
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thanks for the feedback everyone. will try iskoot. only need chat for now...
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We are in October 2009: Is there a skype for Blackberry, yet??
Shouldn't there be pressure from us bberries to release one sooon?
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:07 AM   #9
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Nope there isnt.
And if you had read, theres currently a legal battle with skype.
Its not likely we'll get skype anytime soon.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:24 AM   #10
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Legal battle is over now. Skype said in march that Skype for Blackberry will be released in may but we are still to see it. I suspect it aint gonna happen now and Skype havent been man enough (or women enough) to admit they ****ed up.
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Legal battle is over now. Skype said in march that Skype for Blackberry will be released in may but we are still to see it. I suspect it aint gonna happen now and Skype havent been man enough (or women enough) to admit they ****ed up.
Skype Coming to BlackBerry Smartphones in May - About Skype

What's up with this? Can't these jerkoffs even update their website in 6 months to reflect reality?
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Sigh.
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Sigh.
Thank you for this informative reply.
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OK, there is still no sign of a beta.
Is that more informative? Or perhaps you want to call other people names?

Wow.
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Why exactly do you take offense at me pointing out what a bunch of jerkoffs they are at skype for announcing software 6 months ago that never came and never even updating the page let alone providing some kind of explanation?
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Because I like to keeps things civil... Not always possible...
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