- 01-31-2013, 04:46 AM #27
Some facts here might be nice, to clear up the guesses and speculations in this thread:
"We are excited about our plans to bring Skype to smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 10 platform," said Bob Rosin, VP & GM of Business Development for Microsoft's Skype division. "We are working closely with BlackBerry to ensure Skype runs great on BlackBerry 10 devices. This will give BlackBerry 10 users a great Skype experience, including free voice and video calling, sending instant messages and text messages, sharing photos, videos and files, and calling to landlines and mobiles at Skype's low rates."
01-31-2013, 09:42 PM #30
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- 01-31-2013, 10:03 PM #31
Sounds like a lot of hot steam. Android and iOS have Skype too, why shouldn't BB10 get it? And so what if the one on this platform is "in beta" - it is still a working app that you can download. Sure, it has limitations and bugs but so do the apps on the other platforms. Actually, I don't think I've encountered any piece of software from Skype (except the desktop client) that is really all that well built.
Not to mention how Skype is better integrated with WP (despite it being in "beta") than any other OS.
Skype is meant to be a multi-platform messaging client - that's one of its major strengths. What's the point of limiting that just so you can go around showing people that "your phone does it better"?
Obviously, this is totally different from the game issues where Microsoft deserves a lot of criticism for not leveraging every opportunity to highlight their OS.
- 02-01-2013, 08:10 AM #36
Having looked at the presentation a second time, I can tell you with a fair bit of certainty that the person on the controlling phone was not making the same sequence of gestures as the receiving phone displayed (the controller phone appeared to be "hunting" for the appropriate image and was moving between photos in both directions, that was not reflected on the receiving phone, regardless of synch timing).
02-01-2013, 08:41 AM #37
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Microsoft needs to make some strong changes on WP8, add some basics functions that all the other platforms had, including the dead Symbiam, improve the best functions on WP8 and make something new, to make the costumers want his phone... Because the new Windows phone 8 is becoming old, against all the other TOP 3 OSs ... Microsoft, C'mon ... Let us happy, not worried with your product, our OS.
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