Although they’re not trying to really beat around the bush, RIM’s handsets are getting a small taste of free VoIP calls. Maybe it could’ve been Apple’s sudden change in stance about allowing VoIP iPhone apps to run over 3G networks that made other handset makers think twice and look at themselves. If you’re a BlackBerry owner, you should know that an update to Shape Service’s popular IM+ app is now capable of allowing free Wi-Fi based Skype calls. The iPhone
may soon have a head start in offering calls on Skype through 3G, but this move for BlackBerry phones is equally monumental when you factor in that it’s the first ever app to offer free Skype calls; despite only using Wi-Fi connections right now. In addition, the latest update to the app allows for other visual enhances such as support for avatars, contact list grid, and new scroll bars. We’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking to save some extra change in your pockets if you plan on calling someone that’s located internationally.
source: Shape Service