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Skype for BlackBerry 10 launched for BlackBerry Q10 owners, Z10 compatibility coming soon

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Skype for BlackBerry 10 launched for BlackBerry Q10 owners, Z10 compatibility coming soon
The selection of popular apps launching on BlackBerry 10 is steadily growing, with Skype being the latest addition, albeit in the form of an Android port. The BlackBerry 10 Skype client is now available for download from BlackBerry World – free of charge, with all the cool features in its arsenal, including free Skype-to-Skype video calls and instant messaging, as well as calling to regular phones, assuming you have Skype credit purchased on your account.

However, only owners of the BlackBerry Q10 are currently allowed to download Skype on their devices. And there's probably not a whole lot of them now, given the fact that the Q10 is only available in select markets. Skype will be compatible with the BlackBerry Z10 only after the smartphone gets updated to version 10.1 of BlackBerry OS. That's expected to happen in the coming weeks.

Reviews for the BlackBerry 10 Skype client are mixed, but the core functionality of the app is there and its features work as intended. Note that there might be glitches here and there, but that's expected since this release "is still in preview state"

source: Skype via The Verge

UPDATE: To celebrate the launch, Skype is giving a 3-month Skype Unlimited World subscription to its BlackBerry 10 users. Follow the link below to learn more.

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:17 7

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

great i can now skype with a hoe on the q10's HUGE HUGE screen, :)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 13:03 3

5. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Com on. RIM is trying their best to win the customer back.
and I have friend who is going to get the Q10 from his S3..
RIM is on the right track I thikn

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 14:01 3

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Son u a hater lol

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 16:28

7. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

What about people like me who have the Z10 u dum sh*t

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:47 2

2. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

So late...when the sales are going down...nywy good news for bb10 users....

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:08 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Good news for BB10 users!

Keep it up BB! :)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:15 3

4. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Wow bet people are excited. You need great phones to skype on and I am sorry this is junk!

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 13:04 1

8. Borrells (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)

Lol i always see you comment on every single blackberry article, just hatinggggg on it.......get a life...

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