Thats right Skype fans, the official Skype application is being released on Tuesday for the Apple iPhone, and one is slated to be released for BlackBerry devices in May.
Read more about the app here.
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Ok, so I’m trying to figure out what cell phone company to go with…Verizon or AT&T. Currently I’m using Verizon, and the service has been pretty good. I rarely ever get a dropped call. There are some gripes I have with Verizon though…
I’m not a huge fan of the crappy OS they put on their phones. I was “upgraded” to the Motorola RAZR on Verizon and it was one of the slowest phones I’ve ever used. I almost went back to my old phone because I hated how I had to wait for about 5 seconds after pushing a button for something to happen, and how I had to wait about 5 minutes to delete all my text messages whenever the phone got too full of msgs. This annoyed me because the phone I had before that was faster on all fronts…
Now I have a BlackBerry on Verizon, and its OK at best… I get my emails and all that like I should, however I don’t like how Verizon does not let you connect via Bluetooth to anything but an earpiece. I would like to be able to transfer files/media/contacts via Bluetooth from my phone to my laptop, however Verizon does not allow this due to “Privacy” issues.
I also have been angry with Verizon for a long time over the lack of smartphones they offer. Verizon offers only 4 BlackBerrys while AT&T has many many more than that. I like having the freedom to choose, and when something limits that, it doesn’t sit too well with me.
Next, the Verizon network: Their EVDO network is not really changing. While the rest of the world is on GSM which is able to handle 3G now or at some point soon, Verizon is not making any indication of changing their network.
I’m a big fan of how AT&T is upgrading their network, and 4G is in the works currently. I havent’ had an AT&T phone so I don’t know much about their service, but one of my best friends has been on AT&T for years and loves it still. He also has an iPhone 3G and has not had any of the problems some other fellow 3G iPhone users have been having with connectivity problems. I’m also leaning more towards AT&T becuause they are getting all the new smartphones it seems (BlackBerry Bold and iPhone)
I think in the end I will probably end up switching to AT&T and giving them a try, but I’m at a fork in the road between some of the new BlackBerry’s and the new iPhone.