I have to admit the Skype & Verizon deal that both announced at MWC still has me scratching my head. They both agreed to bring Skype phone calls over 3G to BlackBerry phones very soon.
I was trying to do some digging and ran across this article by Om Malik detailing some more information he managed to get from his sources. It looks like this Verizon/Skype deal is actually a 2-3 year exclusive agreement between the two companies. His sources told him that no other carrier in the US will be getting a similar Skype offering.
That would really suck since I know Skype was planning on launching an app for the iPhone with a BlackBerry client very soon for all carriers. Could be this is Verizon’s way to differentiate their smartphones by offering Skype.
What do you think?