Verizon Wireless to Release Skype Mobile on March 25


Verizon Wireless announced via press release last month that Skype Mobile would be coming soon for their customers. Well we don’t have to wait much longer as it’s officially releasing on tomorrow being Thursday, March 25. The supported BlackBerry models for Skype Mobile are BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition and Tour 9630.

BGR has some images of Skype running on BlackBerry for you to look at with following interesting finding about it.

One big feature missing in the mobile application is the ability to call domestic landlines. If you attempt to call a U.S.-based landline, you will be prompted to use your Verizon Wireless calling plan and its minutes to complete that call. To improve the quality of phone calls, the Skype service is also not a pure end-to-end VoIP solution as the calls are routed over Verizon’s voice network to Skype’s servers while the IMs and presence/status updates are carried over the data network.


Any way, it’s just one more day to pass and all of us will get our chance to see how it works.

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