Skype app which allows users to make free voice and video calls, is one of the most popular apps on Android, iPhone, Mac or PC. BlackBerry users however have not had the privilege of this app till now. All that is about to change as the Canada based company has announced that it will be bringing the long awaited app to BlackBerry 10 devices.
BlackBerry announced that they will be releasing their new Q10 smartphone in Canada on May 1. The word is that the devices will come Skype ready. The already existing Z10 smartphones will be getting the app after a few weeks. Apparently the app will be made available after a software upgrade on the operating system.
BlackBerry has often been criticized for having a smaller app base compared to the Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. The company earlier this year announced that it has introduced over 1 lakh apps to the Blackberry Store and now off course there is the Skype app. Looks like BlackBerry is taking that effort to break out of it's nutshell of criticism.
Anyways let's have a quick look at the specifications of the two smartphones that run on BB10
Q10 which brings back the famed physical keyboard feature, sports a 3.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and a removable 1,800 mAh battery. There was a rumor that the device is to be made available in India for Rs. 48,400 approximately, by the end of the month. However there has been no confirmation on that.
BlackBerry Z10 comes with a 4.2-inch display with resolution of 1280 X 768 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage ( expandable via micro SD cards), 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Dual Core processor , an 8-mega pixel rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and 2-mega pixels front facing camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1800mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 43,490.