I have used Skype for about a decade now and I never had problems installing it on computers and other platforms regardless of the device, platform or operating systems like Windows, Nokia telephones, Windows Mobile devices etc..
I don't use BlackBerry myself, but I was trying to install for a friend and when I ran into this problem/limitation.
I think BlackBerry has enforced this limitation themselves together with (or without) Telecom providers or Skype.
I would strongly advice everyone to use another device/platform or operating system that has no limitations whatsoever for using Skype.
By the way: In the past Skype worked ok with even the slowest GSM data connection available (GPRS) and now only Wifi calls work fine.
In my opinion this is also a policy enforced by Telephone companies.
Luckily there are still some other devices and/or other software applications that still work fine using a GSM dataconnection, so maybe it's time for people who never heard of anything else but Skype to try those other (Voip) solutions.
14-03-2012 03:08 - last edited on 14-03-2012 05:58 by Larry
My skype want a telkomsel sim card but I am in BAHRAIN and I have BB Curve 9360 please give me download link that I use skype without telkomsel sim card please give me the download link
I can't believe that a company of this size has chosen to lock people to a provide on there blackberry's if they want to use skype. What a very stupid move on there part..
And because of this fact I'm taken my blackberry back and changing to HTC.
Blackberry have limited number of days in the market place in my opinion! (They only appealing to children over in England, and they soon see the limitation with the OP system)
Want Skype for your BlackBerry ? Write to email@example.com These forums exist so Skype can brush the Skype for BlackBerry issue under the carpet. Write to them direct and make your voice heard.
11-04-2012 00:30 - edited 12-04-2012 20:44
You may try to follow this link from your BB
It works for me on BB9930 (Bold)
The link does not work ?! Nothing there !
we are waiting since 2009 for skype for BB.
1) 2009 According to sources, the wait for Skype app for BB Mobile could soon come to an end
2) As quoted by Lucas Atkins. Founder of N4BB, formerly Blackberry Leaks
" I also met with RIM’s VP for securing leading apps to the BlackBerry platform. You can expect to see Skype and much more in the near future."
This was taken from his comment , in the comments section of the article link provided below....I trust that he is correct. Lucas Atkins has a nearly 99.99 % credibility in terms of providing accurate info pertaining to BB. this comment was 2010
I think skype want us to buy Windows Mobiles.
Has anyone tried the IM+ Talk App for Skype on Blackberry?
IM+ is the skype chat version only and then you get the IM+ Talk which enables skype voice calls over blackberry devices. This does have a trial period and then you have to pay a couple of bucks to get the full app subscription. It's on the Blackberry App World...
Maybe give it a download and see if the trial version works for you... I tried it on my Curve 8520 which only supports EDGE network, but I could hear the other person talking even though I was in the car... I'm sure 3G an faster will possibly work. Let me know...