Skype for playbook
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Skype for playbook

  1. #1
    Helenz is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Device
    Torch
    Posts
    11
    Liked
    2 times

    Skype for playbook

    Hi
    Just got my PB yesterday...can I use skype on it? Thanks




  2. #2
    ice2921's Avatar
    ice2921 is offline BlackBerryOS Grand Master Follow ice2921 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    USA
    Device
    Z10
    OS
    10.0.10.684
    Carrier
    AT&T
    Posts
    2,544
    Liked
    750 times
    As of right now there are no plans for Skype on the PlayBook.

    We currently have no plans for the PlayBook, we are watching the tablet market carefully and will soon be launching our iPad app, followed by Android for Honeycomb. The investment in a new platform is pretty significant for us, and we generally prefer to see if the product is going to be a success in the market before we develop software.


    Hopefully the PlayBook will be a hit for RIM, and if so we will create a version of Skype for the product at that time.


    Probably not the answer you were hoping for right now !.


    Best Regards
    Neil Stevens
    VP&GM Consumer
    However there is a workaround take a look here:

    http://www.blackberryos.com/playbook...-playbook.html

  3. #3
    Joe Jerde's Avatar
    Joe Jerde is offline Owner | President Follow Joe Jerde On Twitter Add Joe Jerde on Facebook Add Joe Jerde on Google+ Add Joe Jerde on Linkedin Visit Joe Jerde's Youtube Channel
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Device
    BlackBerry Z10
    OS
    10.0.9.2743
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Posts
    7,805
    Liked
    1498 times
    We may also see the PlayBook get Skype around the same time Android does pending on whether Skype will submit their app for use on the Android Player. They may want to make a app specifically using the BlackBerry SDK.
    AgentBlackBerry likes this.

    Click the button in the bottom right of a post to say thanks!
    Downloads Center | Rules and Guidelines l BlackBerry 10 Zone

  4. #4
    rossjackson01 is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Device
    Playbook 64gb
    OS
    Blackberry
    Posts
    11
    Liked
    3 times
    www.faceflow.com is a cross o/s programme that offers the same as skype but with the added bonus of conference calls. The programme is free and can be accessed though your browser. Both need to join, as in skype. Playbook to PC, Android, iphone. PC, Android, iphone to Playbook. The developers regularly post updates and it would appear that there will soon be an app for all the platforms.

    Video regarding BB10
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPzvDiZEok0


    There is a misconception that the operating systems are at fault if an app does not work.

    Apple apps do not work on Microsoft or Android. The same goes for Microsoft apps not working on Apple or Android. Android Apps do not work on Apple or Microsoft. Many developers only make the app for a specific operating system. Very few make it for all. It costs money to code and then the developers have to pay the owners of the operating system. Skype has been coded for Microsoft, Apple and Android. Not yet BB. However Faceflow uses the wifi browser, so is compatible to all.


    Hope this helps
    Last edited by rossjackson01; 01-21-2013 at 03:33 AM.
    spencerdl likes this.

  5. #5
    OriginalLucy's Avatar
    OriginalLucy is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow OriginalLucy On Twitter
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal BC, Canada
    Device
    ZED10,PB64g
    Carrier
    Fido
    Posts
    137
    Liked
    49 times
    Faceflow does everything I need it to do. You should definitely give it a try.

  6. #6
    spencerdl's Avatar
    spencerdl is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Device
    White Z10/PB
    Carrier
    VeriZon
    Posts
    56
    Liked
    21 times
    Never heard of this....Thanks for the info. Will give it a try.

Similar Threads

  1. How to get Skype on your BlackBerry PlayBook
    By Joe Jerde in forum PlayBook Tips, FAQ, & How To
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 01-19-2013, 02:38 AM
  2. BlackBerry PlayBook to Join Forces With Skype Capability!
    By AvonleaCM in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 03:07 PM
  3. Skype needs to come NOW!
    By E-man in forum Verizon Wireless
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-27-2010, 09:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •