Today Skype app for BlackBerry is available for BlackBerry 10 devices. Skype runs on the new BlackBerry 10.1 OS and current BlackBerry Z10 smartphone customers will have access to the Skype app as BlackBerry 10.1 launches for BlackBerry Z10 devices in the coming weeks. Here's more info:
In the BlackBerry version of Skype, you can enjoy free video and voice calling, sending instant messages and text messages and calling to landlines and mobiles all over the world at Skype's low rates. This version is still in preview state which means that the experiences are not yet final.
Skype has been working closely with BlackBerry to bring our Skype for Android app to the BlackBerry 10 platform with adjusted the Skype user interface to make it fit better on the BlackBerry Q10 display. It's also providing some integration with BlackBerry platform. For example, once you sign into Skype on your phone, your Skype contacts are automatically added to your BlackBerry phonebook. This means you can see your Skype friends and their profile details, and initiate a chat with a contact directly from the phonebook, and all your Skype notifications - including incoming chat, contact invite requests, and the like - are automatically visible in the BlackBerry Hub.
The Skype app is available April 26th for BlackBerry Q10 users. You can download Skype to your Q10 phone from BlackBerry World now. BlackBerry and your operator will make the new BlackBerry 10.1 operating system available on the BlackBerry Z10 in the near future, also BlackBerry Z10 owners will be able to enjoy Skype.