BlackBerry 10 Skype app is coming soon, but will be ported from the Android app
Images from Skype's Android app
This version of Skype for BlackBerry will soon becoming to BlackBerry World. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it offers free Skype-to-Skype video and phone calls. For calls, SMS and IMs made to non Skype mobile or landlines, the pricing is cheaper than the big guys (not that Skype is small, mind you). BlackBerry Z10 users will be able to video chat using BBM to other BlackBerry 10 users, but that is a small drop in the bucket compared to the number of potential people reachable via Skype's video chat capabilities.
source: Skype, TheVerge via Engadget
1. slaggyb (Posts: 191; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Who cares if it is android port as long as it works perfectly. ...stop this bb hating!
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Better than nothing. I dont see a problem with this as long as it works as good as it does on Android.
3. Seymur (unregistered)
It does not work good on Android.
4. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I haven't had any trouble with it on Android. It manages my group conversations nicely and I can make voice calls on it fine. Cant speak for video calls, never had a need for it honestly.
5. DerryAhmad (Posts: 244; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I hope it's only temporary situation. Native apps are always better than an Android port.
Blackberry needs to have as many (or at least the most used ones) cross-platform Messaging apps in their BB10 ecosystem if they want BB10 to be a success.