How To Get Skype on a Non-Verizon Wireless Android Device

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How To Get Skype on a Non-Verizon Wireless Android Device

I don’t usually write how-to guides and tutorials on my blog, but this is a really cool (and useful) trick, and I just tried this recently on a friend’s AT&THTC Aria phone, and it works. The reason that this is so important is because Skype Mobile  for Android/Blackberry devices  is currently exclusive to Verizon Wireless, and no devices (with the exception of the iPhone) on other carriers are supposed to have access to it. The software doesn’t work very well, but it’s better than nothing. Keep in mind that this is the “Lite” version of Skype, and it’s still in Beta. It’s really simple to do this, actually. You just need to go to the market URL for the unpublished Skype Lite Beta package, and download it to your phone. That being said, the application has a lot of issues, such as crashing, and it feels incomplete, so it may be better to just hold off on Skype mobile for the moment. For your convenience, here is a QR code to make downloading the Skype Lite Beta application easier for those of you who have a barcode scanning application on your Android powered device:

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