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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-19-2011
My Device: blackberry playbook
My Carrier: sarah

skype for blackberry playbook

if skype is not available for bb playbook, why is it shown on the page presenting the app store? (screen capture of app world with bbm, and skype next to it...)
if it IS available like you show it is, how do i get it? thanks Smiley Happy
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Posts: 32,253
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: skype for blackberry playbook

not available with playbook yet, I use https://imo.im/ for the moment

 




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Posts: 41
Registered: ‎05-10-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

Hello,
If you wish, try https://imo.im and press the Skype button. After entering your user/pass the application allows Skype direct usage. It's almost good enough for now! 

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-19-2011
My Device: blackberry playbook
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Re: skype for blackberry playbook

Yep the site does work, thank you both! Smiley Happy but what I don't understand is, why is RIM showing a screen capture of app world with skype as one of the apps you can download (at 2$99 ... ) when it doesn't even really exist?
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Re: skype for blackberry playbook

wish we knew why, but it is available for some Verizon smartphones

 




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Posts: 100
Registered: ‎10-04-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

Just because a photo appears somewhere on the internet does NOT mean RIM has said Skype is coming to the PlayBook. For now (and probably forever) Skype will not be coming to the PB, but you can use imo.im as was mentioned or even www.aim.com/av for quick video chats (was confirmed to work with PB).

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-19-2011
My Device: blackberry playbook
My Carrier: sarah

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

Yep but this wasn't just somewhere on the internet, but on the bb website showing app world for PB so... False advertising.
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Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

It is misleading, but you should know that marketing departments sometimes create mockups of things to show what's possible, without that ever becoming part of the product. Bad idea on their part, but a fact of life.

Also, it's quite possible they believed at the time that Skype was creating a PB version, maybe even worked with Skype to do so and that's where they got the image. Skype doesn't work for them, however, and if they made a business decision not to release it at this time, that's not something RIM can control.

Again, not a wise decision to put that up, and feel free to contact your appropriate government representative to register a complaint, but the fact of the matter is that Skype has never been available for the PlayBook yet, and if you have a problem with that you need to contact Skype, not RIM.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-27-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 16Gb
My Carrier: MTS

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

When I go into Skype https://imo.im, there is no video image. Clicking on the button Video - the browser closes. What is the problem?
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-04-2011
My Device: blackberry bold
My Carrier: vodafone

Re: skype for blackberry playbook

With no Skype, exceptionally poor consumer interaction regarding lack of voip, RIM is probably going to get swallowed up at super discount, or drift into oblivion. How not to communicate with customers and especially early technology adopters, this RIM has got right. What a pity!