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Hi,

We've been searching the Internet for a functional version of Skype for the  Blackberry Bold 9000 and upto now all have to purchase.

Any EE had any experience with this?
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Hi, Skype are releasing an official client for Blackberry which was due at the start of this month.  There are other applications available like IM+ and iSkoot but I would wait a little longer for the official version.

http://www.blackberryforums.com.au/forums/blackberry-news/4267-skype-blackberry-takes-aim-enterprises.html
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx lots!


What about download for IM+ and iSkoot so we can try it out?
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IM+ is the one I would recommend out of the two if you want to try one now.
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by:Gary Cutri
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P.S. iSkoot dials a landline number to make a connection to the Skype network.
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by:rayluvs
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thanx...where can I download IM+
(also iSkoot just to check it out)
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by:rayluvs
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My tech has tried to look for IM but there's lots of links; can u send me the link?

Thanx in advance.
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Yes...we found that link...unfortunatly it says that skype is staring in beta-mode now; and directly says SKYPE CHAT.  So I don't know if it will permit Skype Talk.

Have u tried it?
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Another thing...in the download screen, which is for Blackberry 9000?
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by:Gary Cutri
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The 9000 is the Bold and it has firmware 4.6.0.x
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Understood...but have u tried it or know someone who has?
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iSkoot is definitely out of the question.

What about IM+? Do u someone that attest to its functionality & use?
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I guess the bottomline is cost.  IM+ has  tag for $30 buck and in one of your link I read that Skype will be out soon for Blackberry.  

Do you know if the version for Skype for this unit will be for free?

Do you know when its going to be available?

Thanx
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Correct, the official Beta version of Skype for BlackBerry was distributed recently so it wont be far off being released.  The official version of Skype is free but to call landline or mobile number you will need SkypeOut credit.
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Ok thanx for all your help.
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