Skype Preview updated with a new UI, available in BlackBerry World

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.

Now that Skype has replaced Windows Live Messenger you can now login with either your Skype account or Microsoft account. It's definitely a lot nicer all around. Really liking the new UI. As a recap, here are the Skype features:

  • Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free* over 3G or WiFi.
  • Make low-cost calls and send SMS messages to mobiles or landlines from your BlackBerry® smartphone.
  • Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
  • Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else who is on Skype.
  • Talk face to face or show what you're seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
  • Talk to your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype. Sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account and have your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook contacts in one place.

Available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, you can get Skype from BlackBerry World for free. Again, it is an Android port if you were wondering.

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