Earlier this year Verizon Wireless announced that customers would be able to make voice calls on Android and BlackBerry handsets using Skype. But so far the app hasn’t been made available to BlackBerry and Android users who aren’t on the Verizon network. The folks at Skattertech report that could all change later this year.
According to a Skype rep, the company will launch a “direct to consumer app” in the Android Market later this year. Skype also plans to bring video calls to its mobile software by the end of the year.
There’s no word on when we might see a BlackBerry app for non-Verizon customers.
And while we’re waiting for Skype to arrive on Android, you can always use Fring, a free app that lets you make voice calls using Skype, chat with your IM contacts, and make video calls using an Android phone.