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    Quote Originally Posted by JBM View Post
    I think that it will most definitely have skype because it now has a front facing camera for vidoe calling as well
    That means nothing....PlayBook has had a front camera for a year and a half now



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    The only thing I can think of at this point is that somewhere along the way someone from RIM pissed off Instagram, Skype, Netflix and many of the major players.

    I mean Windows Phone 7 has all these apps. BlackBerry should too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownForce View Post
    That means nothing....PlayBook has had a front camera for a year and a half now
    Well if BlackBerry is thinking about discontinuing the PlayBook i see no need for them to get instagram on it, their main priority right now is to get the BB10 out to the public on schedule, and even then only a few companies have allowed BlackBerry to announce any arrangements that they have



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    The only thing I can think of at this point is that somewhere along the way someone from RIM pissed off Instagram, Skype, Netflix and many of the major players.

    I mean Windows Phone 7 has all these apps. BlackBerry should too!
    I know what you mean it is stressful to not have the newest apps when all of your other friends with iphones, Samsungs, or Windows 7 phones. Hopefully the new app world integrations will have more social apps

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    Its all about profit and device market exposure. At the time and even now The PlayBook has a really small market share (hopefully BB10 will change that), and big time companies are not looking to invest in a device that has a small market share.



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    Smile PlayBook not being discontinued

    Quote Originally Posted by JBM View Post
    Well if BlackBerry is thinking about discontinuing the PlayBook i see no need for them to get instagram on it, their main priority right now is to get the BB10 out to the public on schedule, and even then only a few companies have allowed BlackBerry to announce any arrangements that they have
    According to the timeline for development which indicates a 10-inch PlayBook in the works, and since the 4G/LTE PlayBook just came out, also Thorsten's interview (this site) with The Economist indicated continued support and production of PlayBooks. They will be "upgradeable to BB10" according to Thorsten, as well. This indicates that PB's will stay.

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    Comments section in the venturebeat article summarises the credibility of the article. so no need to discuss it further.
    Reg Skype:
    Skype is moving towards carrier billing. and i would assume carriers would want it on as many platforms as possible. so i dont see any reason why skype wouldnt make its way to BB10. if not at lauch, it should be there shortly after launch. i dont have the link right now to prove that skype is going carrier billing. But will share it when i have the time to find it.
    also, skype is an individual cost center for MSFT. and cost centers should worry about maximising their revenue and not be a scapegoat to MSFT's mobile strategy. unless it some how fully integrated into WP8 and not available on any other platform. But as its not exclusive WP8 anyway, i think its in the best of interest of Skype (as a cost center) to be available on all platforms.

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