Skype BlackBerry

Are you looking to get Skype installed on your BlackBerry mobile device? You would think that Skype BlackBerry would be easy enough to locate and you’ve come to the right place.

Skype’s website does not make it easy to navigate to the right section if you have a BlackBerry, so here is what you do…

The easiest method is to visit Skype’s mobile site from your mobile device. Make sure you go to: http://skype.com/m
If you don’t want to install Skype from your mobile device, here are the steps you can take:
  • Step 1:  Go to the Skype homepage
  • Step 2: In the upper right corner, put the word “blackberry” into the search box.
  • Step 3: Press Enter
  • Step 4: Find the search result that says “Skype mobile™ for BlackBerry® smartphones”
  • Step 5: Click that result
  • Step 6: Enter your mobile number into the form on that page
  • Step 7: Click “Get Skype mobile™”
  • Step 8: Follow the remaining instructions
We’re not sure why Skype makes it so challenging to get their application on your Blackberry. You’d think that we’re a large enough market that they’d put us on the home page – but luckily you have the above instructions to get you through the process.
By the way, Skype only works on the following BB devices for now – the list will be updated over time of course:
  • BlackBerry 8830 World Ed
  • BlackBerry Bold 9650
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930
  • BlackBerry Curve 8330
  • BlackBerry Curve 8530
  • BlackBerry Curve 9330
  • BlackBerry Storm 9530
  • BlackBerry Storm2 9550
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850
Although the above list is current as of the publishing of this article, you may want to try your luck with your device even if it’s not listed. The safest bet would be to go to Skype’s mobile site with your phone.
If you are having problems, you can get help right from Skype’s home page. Just scroll down to the bottom and under Support click either:
New to Skype? or Ask the experts.
We hope that the above article helps you on your quest for Skype Blackberry harmony.