6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Phones: Skype Mobile for BlackBerry and Android

About Video Transcript

Phones: Skype Mobile for BlackBerry and Android

1:30 /

A Verizon-Skype partnership paves the way for the app to be placed on some BlackBerry and Android phones.

>> Hi, I am Jessica Dolcourt from CNET here at CTIA 2010 taking a first look at Skype Mobile for Android and BlackBerry phones. This is a new app for select BlackBerry and Android phones on the Verizon network. Skype Mobile which I have got here on a Motorola Droid has some pretty basic services. It has got your contacts list, shows a history of events, and has a dialer. There are also a couple other things you can do. You can IM, you can change your status message, set your mood, check your Skype credit. Here is something that is cool, when you add a contact, you can actually import contacts from your phone's native address book, so that is something that you could not do for Skype on other mobile networks that you can do with Skype's new partnership for Verizon. Another cool thing about this partnership, Skype will use Verizon's voice network to make calls, so in theory you shouldn't have to hold out for a 3G or Wi-Fi network to make your calls on Skype. Out launch, Skype Mobile is available online select Android and BlackBerry phones. Skype is a free application. You will be able to download it from the Android Market on Android phones. It will be pushed to BlackBerry phones and you should be able to find that in the Downloads folder. Alternatively, you can go to skype.com slash go slash mobile and download it there. I am Jessica Dolcourt from CNET, we have been taking a look at the overall, pretty basic, Skype Mobile for select Android and BlackBerry phones.

New releases

Racer by day, getaway driver by night: Meet Roy James
14:55 January 29, 2015
Roy "The Weasel" James was a true racing driver but fund his habit he was forced into a life of crime. Find out how he out ran the...
Play video
Induction meets sous vide in a cooker you can actually afford
2:04 January 28, 2015
Due on Indiegogo next month, the Paragon Induction Cooktop from GE's FirstBuild initiative might be the first must-own kitchen gadget...
Play video
Share videos on Twitter
0:56 January 28, 2015
Learn how to share videos on Twitter up to 30 seconds long.
Play video
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless: A terrific but pricey Bluetooth headphone
2:45 January 28, 2015
If you can afford the Momentum Wireless' $500 price tag, you're getting a great sounding and comfortable Bluetooth headphone with premium...
Play video
Is data privacy just a dream?
2:57 January 28, 2015
Data Privacy Day brings reflection on our security sins, but it's hard to find a perfect protector of data. Even Blackphone's extra-encrypted...
Play video
Marantz's slim NR1605 receiver has fat sound
1:26 January 28, 2015
The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up to date features, making it one of our favorites...
Play video
Better than a sharp stick in the eye, but barely
0:54 January 28, 2015
Sure, they may be convenient, but selfie sticks have got to go. Now. #Nerdrage
Play video
See who's playing whom in the new Steve Jobs movie
1:30 January 28, 2015
See who'll star in Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, and whom they'll be portraying.
Play video