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Skype Mobile for BlackBerry Available Tomorrow

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Verizon is announcing Skype Mobile for BlackBerry tomorrow, March 25th, on a variety of 3G devices. To download the app, from the Verizon site (currently the page lets you get a reminder when the app goes live) or by texting SKYPE to 2255.

Skype Mobile for BlackBerry will let you:

  • Make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype contact around the globe;
  • Send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users;
  • Manage the Skype contact list directly from the mobile application; and
  • Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates.

To use Skype Mobile, you’ll need a data plan but you can save money in that Skype-to-Skype calls are not charged against your monthly minutes. The app will be available for the BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition, and Tour 9630.

Verizon Demonstrates Skype Mobile on YouTube

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Verizon have begun to push their Skype Mobile services on YouTube, and while the video doesn’t reveal anything new about the product, it’s good to see that things are moving forward. Verizon claims the call quality will be excellent, and messaging will be an integral part of the service. Hopefully Verizon haven’t locked Skype down from doing business with other carriers, as I know many other BlackBerry users in Canada and on other providers would love to get their hands on this service.