- 01-30-2013, 10:10 AM #2
- 01-30-2013, 10:16 AM #6
What's this info based on? If we travel back in time to October then we think Skype will be natively integrated into wp8 based on developer claims.
Is this the same thing? Overhyping reality before a launch. I really hope so. If you are right then I'm annoyed.
One of the major reasons I switched from android to wp8 and bought 2 Xboxes with kinects was based on Skype being seemless between Xbox/phones/pcs so that I could chat with my kids (joint custody) at any time from wherever.
Don't feel like a sucker just yet but am a bit disappointed so far. If android/bb/iphone does MS-owned Skype better then I will be perturbed.
- 01-30-2013, 10:18 AM #8
They're doing away with MSN Messenger in WP8 and making it Skype (which, to me, means it should be integrated within the year). Blackberry said that Skype is COMING to BB10, meaning that it's not ready yet. It may be as close to ready as the WP8 app is, who knows.
01-30-2013, 10:26 AM #9
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It's still something to raise an eyebrow at. I love my windows phone and I love that we are now gaining traction, but if BB10 were to come out exactly as promised in today's presentation. I feel like a lot of people would jump ship on WP.
- 01-30-2013, 10:46 AM #15
- 01-30-2013, 11:06 AM #16
A lot of the BB10 launch was super hype prior to launch. I am not sure anyone else noticed, but at one point they were demonstrating screen sharing between a phone in London and one in New York. The phone in London was flipping through their pictures, which would show up on the phone in New York. I pointed out to the people in my office, that the last 5 pictures in that slide show showed up on the phone in New York, before the phone in London flipped to them. The last one by a good 3 seconds. This tells me that it was a pre-prepared sequence that was being shown (and subsequently lost sync), not a live demonstration of their software, as they claimed.
01-30-2013, 11:24 AM #18
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Not only Skype but also games that we were promised half year ago, I am so pissed I took double dose of xanax because my head started spinning
BlackBerry shows off some of its 70,000 new third-party apps, including Skype, Rdio, Kindle, and Whatsapp | The Verge
01-30-2013, 12:50 PM #20
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I don't think Microsoft will launch Skype on BBOS10 before WP8. Also, what I'm wondering about BBOS10 with blackberry world is that aren't most of their apps still for the older platform, won't that mean that they will work on BBOS10 but not really be a "real" app for BBOS10, I mean that they probably won't work with all of the touch features...I'm guessing at this point. Still, the ability to answer Skype calls like a phone call puts WP8 way ahead of the pack in terms of integration
- 01-30-2013, 04:08 PM #22
MS should first release a proper Skype App to WP8 before BB10 and the Skype App for WP8 should be unique! Seriously, if MS release Skype App for BB which is better then WP8, i will be jumping ships to Andriod! Because MS bought Skype and we really should have the best Skype app and if that happened, that means MS really doesnt care about its software and customer! Lets hope not!
I understand that making Apps for BB is much easier since they benefit from Andriod! But does that mean BB will get all Google apps? Andriod is not worried about BB10 and not attacking as its attacking WP8? If not then i believe Google fears MS! Also what maps in BB10 does it have? Gmaps?
Swiping in BB10 is like the swiping i do in my iPhone using "Activator" app that will set swiping features on your iOs! im not sure if u guys are familiar with "Activator" in iOs! My iPhone if i swipe from the top bottom, it will be locked. if i swipe from bottom to up ill see the running apps! if i double tap on the clock, ill go back to the home menu! Anyways u can set it up the way u want! Point is, i believe that BB stole that from iPhone!
- 01-30-2013, 04:13 PM #23
- 01-30-2013, 04:17 PM #24
Also, even though our RIM rep told us that you can 'port an Android app over to BB10 in 5 minutes and it will work just pefect and the end user won't even know it's an Android app' seems to be a load of BS.
If you read The Verge review of the Z10 you will see that apps that are running the Android Runtime are horrible. Heck, it's still using the Gingerbread runtime. Gingerbread! I'd be shocked if you get any real first rate apps running that way.
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