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Skype is a world leader in video chat and instant, and will have an app available for BlackBerry 10 soon. Skype is owned by Microsoft after operating independently for years. Though Skype is free, additional services, such as calling out to land lines (rather than just between Skype users)
Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using Skype on your phone, your computer and tablet will remain silent.Continue Reading →
It's been a bit since we've seen Skype get an update, but today a new version has landed that brings along some new features and improvements. It's still a bit wonky at times — as most of Skype's apps are — but it's certainly come a long way. New in this version you'll find cloud based chats, updated registration flow, performance improvements and various other bug fixes.Continue Reading →
At the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA tonight, head of Microsoft's Skype and Lync Gurdeep Singh Pall showed off a peek at what he and his team have been working on — real-time speech translation for Skype calls.
The demo showed Pall's English being translated — both the speech and in captions — to German, as his German colleague's voice was translated to English. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the feature would be available (in beta) later this year. The company plans to have the feature on "as many devices and apps as possible."
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Skype has evolved. Microsoft recently announced that group video calling would be available for everyone to use for free. Previously, you were required to have a Premium account. But what about those who were (and still are) subscribed and paying for the luxury? Skype has you covered with a small thank you upgrade package. Put short, you'll be able to call to countries around the world at no extra cost.Continue Reading →
Back in October Skype for BlackBerry 10 got a nice update that brought a new UI but since then the app hasn't any other updates. Now though, a new release is filtering through BlackBerry World that will hopefully improve the overall experience when using the app. As noted in the change log, the update addresses some bugs with video calling and messaging. Outside of that, Skype just noted 'other improvements' as being the biggest change. In any case, the update is live now in BlackBerry World.Continue Reading →
When it was first announced that Skype would be coming to BlackBerry 10 back in January, it got many people excited but the question at the time was will it be native, or would it be an Android port. That question was then answered via the Skype website itself. It was going to be an Android port. While many complained it was a port, others gladly downloaded it but it was buggy to say the least. Updates were pushed out to make things smoother but you still can't beat a native app.Continue Reading →
BlackBerry 10 devices finally got Skype back in April 2013. Initially for the BlackBerry Q10 with OS 10.1 and the Z10 followed suit around May. It has had a few updates since then and today we see another update occur. There is no changelog but upon updating you'll see that it has a UI change. It is still an Android port but it seems to be smoother than it was.Continue Reading →
Did you know you can send video messages through Skype? Here's how!Continue Reading →
While still listed as a preview, a new version of Skype for BlackBerry 10 is rolling out through BlackBerry World right now and it's noted to include several bug fixes and stability improvements. Noted as being v3.2.439.50, Skype was nice enough to include a full change log to go with it, so here's some of the highlights for you all:
The issue with switching cameras was a big one for me, so glad to that is being fixed up. If you've been having any issues with the Skype app, go ahead and get yourself updated and let us know in the comments how this new version is working out for you. If you're looking to learn more about Skype or download the app, you can hit the link for the CrackBerry app gallery below.Continue Reading →
We saw Skype pop up in BlackBerry World over the weekend for the BlackBerry Z10, but at that point only users running a leaked version of OS 10.1 could get at it. Today with the announcement that OS 10.1 will be rolling out for the Z10, users will finally be able to install Skype from BlackBerry World.
It's been a hot topic for months now and as BlackBerry Q10 users have had access to Skype since launch, Z10 users can now take part in the fun as well.
Once you update your Z10 to OS 10.1, Skype should show in BlackBerry World for you to download.Continue Reading →
Towards the end of April, 2013, we saw Skype become available for the BlackBerry Q10. We even saw Skype offer 3-month unlimited world subscriptions too. While we saw a leak of Skype made available for Z10 owners, you can now find Skype (Preview) available for the Z10.
One caveat though is that you have to be running 10.1 on your Z10. BlackBerry 10.1 isn't officially available yet but there have been leaks for a while, with a new batch leaked days ago for all Z10 models.
If you're not comfortable with installing leaks, then you'll have to wait for 10.1 to officially land to get Skype on your shiny Z10. Otherwise, if you're already running 10.1 on your Z10, then you can hit up BlackBerry World and download Skype now. The 3-month unlimited offer looks like it's still running to be sure to sign up for that too.
Remember, this is a preview version, meaning it's still beta. And for those who may ask, yes, it is an Android port.Continue Reading →
As you all know, Skype has been released for the BlackBerry Q10 officially but those of you with a BlackBerry Z10 will have to wait. If you're the adventurous type though and don't mind sideloading an app, you can have Skype on your BlackBerry Z10 right now. It's the same build as what is on the BlackBerry Q10 but it works fine on the BlackBerry Z10 all things considered.
If you're looking to give it a go, hit the link below. Just remember, it's not an official build as of yet for the Z10 and there is some issues with it. Plus, when it does arrive officially, you should be sure to download that version as well so that you're at least relaying the right download numbers back to Skype.Continue Reading →
If you're one of the lucky ducks that happens to have a BlackBerry Q10 or Dev Alpha C, you'll be happy to know that Skype is now available for download in BlackBerry World. It looks like it's still in somewhat of a beta for now as it's called Skype (Preview) but it should be pretty solid overall.
We did get a chance to check it out on our BlackBerry Q10 review unit and it's running great overall. Voice calls, video chat and IM are all there and ready to rock.
Q10/Dev Alpha C users can head to the link below to grab Skype now. Z10 users will sadly have to hang tight a bit longer.Continue Reading →
We don't have the back story on the photo (above) that Soulja Boy posted to Instagram tonight, but I'm guessing the Porsche Design BlackBerry in the background is his, while the Z10 in his hand belongs to somebody from #TEAMBLACKBERRY. With the BlackBerry Z10 hitting the USA next week, it makes sense that some celebs and VIPs would be receiving early demos.
The real question is... what's the bigger bling in this picture? The chain on Soulja Boy's wrist, or that copy of Skype Beta at the bottom right corner of the home screen. Personally, I'm going to say it's Skype!Continue Reading →
Yesterday, we were able to confirm that the Skype app coming to BlackBerry 10 would indeed be an Android port initially when it arrives on BlackBerry 10. Understandably, this raised a lot of questions about how well it would work overall and whether or not it play nicely with BlackBerry integration. Earlier today, we received an email from a Skype spokesperson further clarifying the situation and how Skype customers can expect the app to run on BlackBerry 10.Continue Reading →
Ever since Skype was announced for BlackBerry 10 there have been a lot questions surrounding it. Questions like when will it arrive? Will it be a native app? How well will it integrate? Will it be an Android port? Well, we don't have all of those answers yet, but it's looking like we can at the very least confirm it will be an Android port based on the information shown above which comes directly from the Skype website. Thanks, primusd!Continue Reading →
Wait, what?? Yes, you read the title correctly. SKYPE is coming to BlackBerry 10. You wanted it, you got it. Announced today during the BlackBerry 10 unveiling, Skype stated their plans to support the BlackBerry 10 platform. It's been up in the air as to if it would happen at all, but it did -- and that's pretty awesome. Skype will be available soon on both the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices.Continue Reading →
In the latest BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha OS update, some sleuthing found a few hidden gems burried in the OS. When diving into the embeded icons, BBVietnam came across the icon set for the device that included not only Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but also Skype. Yes, that Skype. Now we can't say for sure what this means (if anything) but it is a good sign. We've had no official word on either side as to if Skype will be available for BlackBerry 10 at all, but the icons do get us a bit curious regardless.Continue Reading →
Literally just minutes ago, Microsoft put live a preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8 into their app store. Just to rub some salt on the wounds while we wait for BlackBerry 10, Daniel Rubino (the Editor in Chief of our sister site Windows Phone Central), called me up to test out his shiny new Skype app on his equally shiny and new Nokia Lumia 920. Watch the video above and you can see it in action. Microsoft owns Skype of course, so it's no surprise that they're putting effort into seamlessly integrating Skype into the Windows Phone 8 experience. I'm not going to deny it... the Skype experience in this preview looks real good.
Skype is one of those apps I find people are either 100% down with or just don't care about at all. Personally, I rely on Skype. I'm logged into Skype whenever I'm at the computer and make literally dozens of Skype calls every day. Outside the web browser, Skype is without a doubt my most-used app. It's definitely an app I want to see on my BlackBerry 10 phone come 2013.Continue Reading →
The New RIM is here and on a mission to succeed. They are also committed to helping developers succeed as well.Continue Reading →
Here's the deal. When BlackBerry 10 launches later this year, it's critically important that there is no major app gap on the platform. We don't need 500,000 apps (of which 400,000 are crapps), but we do need to have all the major ones there in good functioning order.
Two of the biggies that we still do not have confirmation on are Netflix and Skype. CrackBerry Nation has been very vocal in wanting these two services on the PlayBook/BB10. Heck, we've even done an email petition campaign to the CEO of Skype.
There are lots of good theories as to why Skype and Netflix are not committed to BB10 yet (will save those for another post), but a few days ago RIM's VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders took to twitter in addressing a question which clarified that it's not RIM holding up the Netflix train. If Netflix asked... RIM would have a team of BlackBerry developers at Netflix's door within 24 hours to get the app built. I'm sure the same would hold true for Skype.
So Netflix... and Skype... let's get with it here and confirm you're coming to BlackBerry 10. Just do it.. or else I'm going to have to start getting desperate and sacrifice myself for the cause . And that's blood (and bad PR) that you don't want on your hands. CrackBerry Kevin to go on a Hunger Strike for Skype and Netflix?? You know I would do it. Don't make me.Continue Reading →