Skype announces iPhone and BlackBerry service

Skype announces iPhone and BlackBerry service
Last week we reported that there was talk about Skype offering service for the iPhone as soon as this week. This became reality today when it was announced that indeed, Apple's touchscreen device is going to get Skype service starting Tuesday. The free application will allow iPhone users to make free calls to other Skype users. Calls to traditional phones will carry a charge. With the service, iPhone users will not have to make a separate contacts list as their iPhone address book will be used to obtain phone numbers. The company is still deciding on whether or not to make Skype Video available as the question of video quality has come up. Skype will also work on the later versions of the iPod touch as the model that was produced in September 2008 and later have a microphone which can be used for phone calls. Skype also announced that a version for BlackBerry phones will be made available in May. Currently, the service has 400 million users.

The Skype for iPhone service has started in Japan, but is off to a so-so start. Some users are complaining about receiving error notices referencing the microphone.

source: Reuters, EngadgetMobile



1. The Godfather unregistered

BB storm FTW

2. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

You realise you're not contributing to anything with that right? I wish the mods here would do more than just delete messages. I'm really surprised that the carriers are allowing the skype apps go to on their phones. I guess it's a phone to phone issue rather than a carrier issue though.

3. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Razr with an actual Razr FTW

4. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I wonder if the Storm will even support this with all the other apps it doesn't support. Razr with a real razor FTW! Good one, Legion.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it supports a good amount of apps dude hahah lol

6. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Try SlingPlayer or the new voice google thing...just two recent ones. And it's Dood. Not dude. Come on, dude.

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