Will BlackBerry 10 have Skype? OS Code is definitely looking for it.

“Lots of people have been asking us continuously on our view on whether Skype would be included with BlackBerry 10.

Yes, you read that right.  There have been indications that a Skype for BlackBerry 10 app has not been seen or heard of is due to the fact that it will be an option integrated into the BlackBerry 10 OS itself.

Now don’t quote me on that.  I’m not saying that it is but equally I’m not saying that it won’t be.

Due to the amount of requests for information on it, I have been digging deeper into the OS looking for anything interesting that might just show some light on the issue.

In the early hours of this morning, I found a QML file (SkypeItemList), built into the current Dev Alpha OS that shows that it is actually checking on the existence of Skype – whether it is installed or or not – and if so launching Skype.

The two icons that have been highlighted everywhere are used to indicate the status of the Skype installation – coloured for yes it’s installed and greyed out if it isn’t.


I’ve highlighted this section the the QML graphic.

More importantly, we have a trigger event to actually launch Skype. I’ve highlighted this at the foot of the graphic.


I will let you draw your own conclusion on this.  Is Skype built into BlackBerry 10.  Is there an app for BlackBerry 10?

What else could this code possibly indicate?”

Great find RapidBerry


  • Damn straight it’ll be there on launch.