ShapeServices IM + Lite for the Blackberry ( Skype Client )
IM+ Lite works great and is compatible with all the popular Instant messenger services ( Skype, Twitter, Facebook, MSN, Yahoo IM and many more). Installing IM+ Lite is just a matter of making an OTA install and going through the connection setting done automatically by the application.
I love using this software, it does what its supposed to do really well. Shapeservices did a great thing by making this app free for everyone.
download OTA IM+ Lite: http://wap.shapeservices.com/
ISkoot – Skype VOIP and Chat Software ( Service is Discontinued)
ISkoot is freeware that enables you to use Skype on your mobile phones and now the Blackberry. The software is still in BETA. ISkoot has an agreement with Skype to use their network. Now you can use your Skype account to make calls and send instant messages.
ISkoot uses your voice plan to connect to their server when you make and receive Skype calls so be careful if your not in North America , you might get long distance charges. Although Iskoot is still working on trying to improve their software the chat function works great and helps me get in touch with everyone in my office.
I’m hoping Iskoot will release a new version that uses BIS, BES or TCP to make calls instead of dialing a US number which will make you incur local charges. Just remember that although Iskoot is free using it will still cost you.
Until they make some changes Iskoot still has a great Instant messaging function which makes it worth using.
ISkoot currently supports the following Phones: ( local charges apply when you make voice calls)
BlackBerry 8100 Pearl
BlackBerry 8300 Curve
BlackBerry 9000 Bold