Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 37

  1. #1
    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
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Device
    BlackBerry Z10
    OS
    10.0.9.2743
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Posts
    7,928

    How to get Skype on your BlackBerry PlayBook



    As of yet there is no native Skype app for the BlackBerry PlayBook, but there is a nice workaround that allows you to use Skype from your PlayBook by taking advantage of Adobe Flash v10.3 support in the browser. The same goes for using GTalk, Yahoo, MSN, and a few others as well. How does it work? Simply go to http://imo.im/ from your PlayBook's browser and then sign in to one of the many messaging application options.

    I tried it myself, and the Skype calling works pretty good. The PlayBook's QNX microphone picked up the sound very well, and the speed was pretty fast, not much delay. Let us know if you give it a try, and how it works for you?



  2. #2
    mam22265 is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Device
    9700
    Posts
    1
    I tried it and it works well for voice and text. After several attempts of trying video chat I noticed that it would only work if the Skype user on the PC follows a link to imo.

    I tried to call a phone but it appears the Skypeout calls don't work.

  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
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Device
    BlackBerry Z10
    OS
    10.0.9.2743
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Posts
    7,928
    Quote Originally Posted by mam22265 View Post
    I tried it and it works well for voice and text. After several attempts of trying video chat I noticed that it would only work if the Skype user on the PC follows a link to imo.

    I tried to call a phone but it appears the Skypeout calls don't work.
    Yep, I noticed the same, as I just tried calling my brother on his cell. It's a start until we can get a official Skype app for PlayBook.



  4. #4
    fadzero is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    PIN
    500CDAB2
    Device
    bold 2 , Playbook
    OS
    6.0 , 1.06
    Posts
    2
    there is av by aim also..

  5. #5
    TheOnlyJrod's Avatar
    TheOnlyJrod is offline BlackBerryOS Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Big Apple
    PIN
    Just Ask!
    Device
    Torch 9800
    OS
    6.0.0.600
    Carrier
    The "New" AT&T
    Posts
    843
    Will you get an official Skype app?
    I thought Verizon has Skype contracted for all mobile apps.

    Thats why AT&T, T-MO and Sprint and others must use IM+ Pro and such for Skype.
    Only Verizon customers get Skype mobile.



  6. #6
    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
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Device
    BlackBerry Z10
    OS
    10.0.9.2743
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Posts
    7,928
    Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyJrod View Post
    Will you get an official Skype app?
    I thought Verizon has Skype contracted for all mobile apps.

    Thats why AT&T, T-MO and Sprint and others must use IM+ Pro and such for Skype.
    Only Verizon customers get Skype mobile.
    I have Skype Mobile for my phone as I'm with Verizon, but don't know if Verizon will offer Skype Mobile for the 4G PlayBook.

  7. #7
    RICO123 is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Device
    Bold 9700
    OS
    6.0.0.448
    Posts
    12
    I really hope they bring Skype to the PlayBook and not just the 3/4G versions. I'd really love to see OoVoO as well. I actually prefer OoVoO over Skype.

  8. #8
    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
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Device
    BlackBerry Z10
    OS
    10.0.9.2743
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Posts
    7,928
    Quote Originally Posted by RICO123 View Post
    I really hope they bring Skype to the PlayBook and not just the 3/4G versions. I'd really love to see OoVoO as well. I actually prefer OoVoO over Skype.
    I have never used OoVoO, how do you prefer it over Skype?

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Skype to Blackberry; Keep waiting
    By jnepsa in forum App Developers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-06-2015, 12:36 AM
  2. BlackBerry PlayBook to Join Forces With Skype Capability!
    By AvonleaCM in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 04:07 PM
  3. Skype Mobile now ready for BlackBerry OS 6
    By Tevansny in forum App Developers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 04:09 PM
  4. Skype for BlackBerry coming in May!
    By BlackberryOS News in forum BlackBerry News and Rumors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-29-2009, 11:30 PM

Posting Permissions

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