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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: playbook 32 gb
My Carrier: tmobile

Skype?

is the playbook going to have access to skype? when will it happen? also is there a app that i can see my dvr cameras at work?

Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: Priv
My Carrier: rogers

Re: Skype?

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It had better or else it'll be tossed. I cant even get this thing to accept a charge....

New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: playbook 32 gb
My Carrier: tmobile

Re: Skype?

overall i think i like the multi tasking and the functionality better then ipad, the only negative i see is the lack of apps.

if they get that under control quick i think its the best device out.

kgr
Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-11-2008
My Device: Where do I start? ;)

Re: Skype?

Agreed. No Skype is bordering on a deal breaker...

 

Ken

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Posts: 32,134
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Skype?


mmmmm127 wrote:

I cant even get this thing to accept a charge....


you mean charge the battery?

 

You must turn the device on to charge it.

 




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Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Skype?

Have you tried contacting Skype for your request? If enough people ask for it, they might do the port (if they are not working on it already).
Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: Priv
My Carrier: rogers

Re: Skype?

yes, and the unit went back to Sears yesterday. Simply wouldnt accept a charge and eventually wouldn't turn on (just a red light blinking twice). No amount of forced reboot etc. and various charging combinations). i accepted a new one and totally smoother. Screen taps better (much better) and the on/off button sits a little proud (last one it was flush).  I am convinced the last one was a pre-production model. FWIW its s/n was 1343 2408 8753 (in case a rimmer wants to check this out). Now waiting for the promised Skype. Girlfriend got one also. Her bridge to her BB has stopped functioning. Her BB dnow oesn't recognise the bar code when scanning. My BB is also defunct as it has a software pre v5 (corporate so no updates). So I am screwed :-)

New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-22-2010
My Device: 9700 OS 6.0
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Skype?

I sent a message to Skype customer support asking about Playbook version. Got an answer back within an hour:

 

"Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Service.

We understand your concern regarding having Skype for the Rim Playbook. We will be glad to assist you with this.

We can see how this can be helpful.

Unfortunately for now Skype does not have an application version that can be supported by the Rim Playbook.

For now Skype's development team is currently doing updates as well as upgrades that several devices will be able to support the Skype application in future releases, including your Rim Playbook."

 

 

Looks like they're working on it.

Everybody who wants it should write to them. Maybe they'll hurry up...

Developer
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Skype?

Yes, the more that contact them, the better. Some software companies not fully knowledgeable about the PlayBook will think that it is a phone using Java. Then need to know that it is a *new* tablet device.
Developer
Posts: 610
Registered: ‎10-17-2010
My Device: (BlackBerry Z10)-> Q10/Passport Dual Use

Re: Skype?

You sound like a troll. Bridge is working perfectly. I have had absolutely no issues with powering or charging 2 of my devices (32GB and 64GB). Did you do the update when you turned on the unit?