Nothing has been confirmed yet, but judging by the ooVoo icon spotted on the official BlackBerry 10 page we could be seeing the free video chat service on BlackBerry 10 devices. Who knows if Skype will be an option as well, but this is an interesting move if it’s true. ooVoo is a cross-platform video chat service with video messages, phone calls, instant messaging, and more. One of the coolest features of ooVoo is the ability to video chat with up to 12 friends simultaneously. There is also an option to record your videos and upload to YouTube. Who knows if all of these feature would be available in a potential BlackBerry 10 app, but it sounds like a great alternative.
Only 18 short days until we find out all of the official, juicy details. We have heard that Thorsten Heins has some big surprises up his sleeve for the launch and also that RIM will have most of the popular, big name apps, or suitable alternatives. This could be one of the latter.
I know RIM has been more than open to companies like Skype and Netflix to assist them in developing for BlackBerry 10, but I like the idea of finding other options if the process is becoming difficult.
Have you used ooVoo before? Would it be an acceptable replacement for Skype? Or is it Skype or bust?