We caught wind of a preview version of Skype being announced for the BlackBerry Q10 yesterday, and unsurprisingly, one of the most popular communication tools in the world has officially launched on the device.

Skype for BlackBerry Q10 will of course make full use of the device’s physical QWERTY keyboard and will offer many of the services you have come to expect from the software. Free video and voice calling, instant messages, text messages and being able to call landlines and mobiles all over the world, for a fee, of course. The release is being launched as a preview, so keep that in mind if you happen to find any bugs or accidentally instant message your mother with a personal message you meant to send to your significant other.

We’ve been hearing of Skype’s upcoming release on the BlackBerry 10 platform, so we find it kind of odd the company would release it for the yet-to-be-released BlackBerry Q10, especially when BlackBerry Z10 owners have been impatiently waiting for their turn with the software. Skype addressed BlackBerry Z10 owners by saying the software will be made available in the new BlackBerry 10.1 OS.

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Key SpecsBlackBerry Z10BlackBerry Q10
Announced On2013/01/012013/01/01
Display Diagonal4.2" (10.67 cm)3.1" (7.87 cm)
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon S4 PlusSnapdragon S4 (LTE version)/ TI OMAP 4470 (Non-LTE)
Max. Total Storage Capacity80 GB80 GB
Megapixels8 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)1800 mAh2100 mAh
Complete product dataBlackBerry Z10 Full specs and detailsBlackBerry Q10 Full specs and details
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