As Skype has announced on March 31,the Lite Skype would be available in this month for BlackBerry Bold and Black Berry Curve users. This is a very good news for me since I have been using Skype and SkypOut almost everyday. This would be a lot more convenient for me to call back to Thailand or even received a phone call from other countries.

 

The ability to make calls will be available in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United States and the UK.

 

You will be charged by your mobile operator for local air time and data usage based on the type of calling service and data plan you have purchased. Since the lite version of Skype uses a mobile data connection to sign in to Skype, update your contact list, update presence and send/receive messages, you will be charged by your mobile operator for data usage. You will not incur charges from Skype when you make Skype-to-Skype calls or send instant messages to friends on Skype; however national calling rates apply from your mobile operator due to the use of local air time. Skype will charge its regular very low Skype rates when you call landlines and mobiles using Skype or when you receive calls on your mobile handset from other Skype users or people calling your personal online number.

 

The beta of the lite version of Skype will be available as a free download to BlackBerry smartphone users beginning in May from www.skype.com/m using their BlackBerry® Browser.

 

What an awesome news!!

 

Source: Skype

  1. May 5, 2010
    Intrigued

    I have a friend who has a BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin and says that she is unable to download it because it is not available for her phone. This blog and other sites say that it should work but it is not successful. Could you or anyone else here provide me with info when this is actually working for the above BB?

    Thanks in advanced!

    • May 26, 2010

      The official Skype for BB is not yet released. It’s only available for Verizon customer .. for now.

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