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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-01-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700


I currently have a blackberry bold 9700 which I think is great and am very happy with.


The one downside is that there is no skype app ( - not interested in workarounds or 3rd party apps like ISKOOT here, I'm talking about a proper skype app that you would download from skype like the one for the iphone).


My phone contract is up for renewal soon and whether I can get a skype app will play a large factor in my decision whether to keep my blackberry or move on to something else.


I would really like a clear straight answer ideally from someone at RIM as to if and when this will be availble. And when I say straight clear I mean something like one of the two options below:


a) We have no plans for a skype app for the blackberry bold 9700

b) A Skype app for blackberry will be available on <insert date here>


Thanks for your help,



Guru II
Posts: 22,041
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700

Even if RIM was working on a Skype app they would never release information about it until just prior to release or possibly a betazone program.  


I've not heard any rumors of a Skype app either.  3rd party apps are your best bet.  Ask Skype why they  haven't released a BB version. 

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-01-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700

Thanks John,

According to Skype (see link)  they do have a blackberry app but it's only available on Verizon in the US, I'm on T-mobile in the UK. But the fact that an app exists seems to imply the holdup is more politcal rather than technical.

Posts: 28
Registered: ‎02-13-2010
My Device: 9700 Bold
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700

Just my 2 cents. Skype is also available in the UK for customers of 3. But no available on O2, Orange, Vodafone or T-mobile Smiley Sad

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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-08-2011
My Device: blackberry 9700 bold2
My Carrier: orange

Re: Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700

what are some third party's for skype???

i'm new to BB but i reaaly really want skype

New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-16-2010
My Device: Storm 9530
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Skype for Blackberry Bold 9700

Hi everybody..

yes ....your right...this is about political reasons and nothing else .....I used it in USA through the Verizen but since i am back to Germany i have realized that even in Germany non of the service providers offering Skype for RIM !..the only way remains..Iskoot or IM+ for Skype..

This is ridiculous!!!!