Skype on Verizon’s nine BlackBerry and Android phones next month

February 16, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

With nine BlackBerry and Android phones on the Verizon Wireless network all set to welcome Skype on board, the industry will open its arms to a new fruitful collaboration. Verizon Wireless and Skype have announced that the two will work together to bring Skype to handsets Verizon network. The first version for the smartphones from Skype will be ready to go on stream next month.

The new version of Skype Mobile, which is looking to debut in March, is expected to allow free Skype-to-Skype calls, chatting, and Skype Out calls to any phone number, including cheap international rates. Verizon will make sure that all calls and chats would be based on flat-rate data plans rather than phone minutes.

The new collaboration is being seen by the industry as pretty enticing. However, many are wary of how perfect would Skype be on Verizon. Though Skype hasn’t been so very luring, we expect that a major carrier like Verizon would do all it needs to make Skype’s piggyride smooth and clear for customers.

Customers may also look forward to some kind of integration with the handset features, like access to the phone address book from within Skype. We just hope such integration would also be implemented when the collaboration brings out the first offering. Most importantly, calls need to be crystal clear. Hope Skype would ensure that while riding high on Verizon. Let’s wait for next month to come.

(Via PCWorld)

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