We first heard about Skype for BlackBerry back in March of 2009 when The New York Times reported that Skype “will make its free software available immediately for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and, beginning in May, for various BlackBerry phones, made by Research in Motion.”
While we were led to believe that it was going to be available to all users, it was actually a closed beta of Skype Lite that was launched. Skype Lite features the core calling and IM features, while omitting features like file transferring and sending SMS messages.
So when will we see the app launch? Skype says to hold on. Their official blog states that they have “faced delays beyond [their] control” in moving its BlackBerry build out of private beta testing.