As if to confirm our suspicions resulting from the icons showing up in the latest BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update that arrived on January 16th, Skype has been confirmed to be arriving for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system launching today, another app launching alongside Truphone VoIP. The Skype icons showed up during the BB10 keynote speech at the launch event.
“We are working closely with BlackBerry to ensure Skype runs great on BlackBerry 10 devices.”
“We are excited about our plans to bring Skype to smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 10 platform,” said Bob Rosin, VP & GM of Business Development for Microsoft’s Skype division. “We are working closely with BlackBerry to ensure Skype runs great on BlackBerry 10 devices. This will give BlackBerry 10 users a great Skype experience, including free voice and video calling, sending instant messages and text messages, sharing photos, videos and files, and calling to landlines and mobiles at Skype’s low rates.”
An official date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’ve contacted Skype to see if we can nail one down.