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Registered: ‎09-12-2013
My Device: BBZ10
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VIBER/SKYPE

Dear All

 

Can someone / anyone please enlighten me on the following for BBZ10:

 

can we download viber and skype?

 

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

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Skype can be downloaded from BlackBerry World, as long as you are running OS10.1.

Viber has not yet made an app for BB10.
(This is not under BlackBerry's control.)

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

Thank you

I am currently downliading Blackberry 10 OS

Version 10.1.0.4181.

I will see if it will download after that.

 

Can skype also be used on the Playbook?

I have done a search but nothing comes up.

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

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There visit a version of Skype available for the PlayBook at this time.
Try the Z10 version. It works great for me. 

 

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

thanks!

I put another post in the playbook area which I haven't had a response too yet but are you aware of how to be able to open EXE files & AVI files?
I have a video which is an AVI file that I trasfered from my computer to my playbook. when I attempt to open it it says MediaError This file type isn't supported.
the same sort of thing keeps having with certain things Im downloading that come up as EXE files on my Z10 & Playbook.
Can you direct me to the correct are to look into this more.
Thanks
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013
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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

Okay so I attempted to download skype through blackberry world and what comes up is an Internal Server Error
An internal server error has been detected. please try your operation again(EC)

This is the same error message that its been coming up with.

Does anyone know what this means and what I need to do ?

I have an importatn overseas phonecall to make tomorrw and really needed skype for it...
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Re: VIBER/SKYPE


Magnetic wrote:
thanks!

I put another post in the playbook area which I haven't had a response too yet but are you aware of how to be able to open EXE files & AVI files?
I have a video which is an AVI file that I trasfered from my computer to my playbook. when I attempt to open it it says MediaError This file type isn't supported.
the same sort of thing keeps having with certain things Im downloading that come up as EXE files on my Z10 & Playbook.
Can you direct me to the correct are to look into this more.
Thanks

First, EXE files of any kind cannot be run on a Playbook.  These executable files are meant for Windows based PC's only.

 

AVI files can usually be played on the Playbook.  DRM-protected files (ones purchased from particular online sources) cannot be played.  The audio/video encoding can cause a problem as well -- too high a frame rate, for example.

 

Here's a link to the official info:  https://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/develop/supported_media/blackberry_playbook_os_media_suppor...

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE


Magnetic wrote:
Okay so I attempted to download skype through blackberry world and what comes up is an Internal Server Error
An internal server error has been detected. please try your operation again(EC)

This is the same error message that its been coming up with.

Does anyone know what this means and what I need to do ?

I have an importatn overseas phonecall to make tomorrw and really needed skype for it...

Did the Skype download appear to go smoothly -- no error messages at downloading?

Did you accept the requested permissions when it installed?

 

If yes to both of the above, I'd suggest doing a reset.  Press and hold both the up & down volume rockers on the top right side of your device until the screen goes black, powers on again, and you see the startup animation begin. Ignore the popup that says a screen shot has been taken.  Allow the device a couple of minutes after the home screen appears, then try Skype again.

 

Hope this helps.  Good luck.

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

i did Everything you said.

 

reset my phone and everything else.

 

Went back in to download skype but it

 

still comes up with Internal Server Error.

 

Plus now my gmail account is no longer working on my phone, no longer responding.

 

no idea what Im meant to do about my gmail account now.

 

Are you able to send me the link that you used to download skype?

 

 

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Re: VIBER/SKYPE

Skype doesnt download at all. Whe I click on the download buttton, the error message comes up straight away - nothing downloads/