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BlackBerry Says Skype to Be Available Next Month

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Impressive....

KOL4420

Apr 24, 2013, 4:25 PM
I am surprised Blackberry is still alive... They are so late on everything and their latest tech is mediocre at best compared to everyone else.
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T Bone

Apr 25, 2013, 12:26 AM
Given that they have never released a phone with a front facing camera before, and therefore neither a need nor a use for a Skype app, the fact that it only took about a month to six weeks to get Skype added to the app store actually IS pretty fast and responsive..,,,,'

By comparison it took more than a year to get a Skype app for Windows Phone, and Microsoft fricking OWNS Skype...
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Vmac39

Apr 25, 2013, 9:16 PM
They own it, but the Skype developers operate independently, for the most part. You would think that MS would have had them make it a priority to make the app for WP before anyone else. The other thing you have to consider too, it took them time to get everything transitioned over from the buyout.
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T Bone

Apr 25, 2013, 11:37 PM
I'm sure there's lots of reasons for the delay but integrating Skype into Windows Phone was one of the 2-3 biggest reasons why Microsoft wanted the company.....by contrast Skype apps for iPhone and Android arrived fairly quickly....
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Vmac39

Apr 26, 2013, 1:07 AM
True. However, Skype may have already been working on Android and iPhone versions prior to the purchase. Windows Phone version probably wasn't even thought about before that.
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