Skype app for BlackBerry 10 OS aided by Android

It seems that a Skype app has been confirmed for the BlackBerry 10 operating system, with news of work aided by Android recently seen on the Skype support website. The text and video chatting app is being built for the BlackBerry Z10 OS from a port of Android, which is basically a copy that is being moved to the handset, therefore, we are intrigued to know what is being said about this action.

According to a statement on the support website, Skype is working with BlackBerry to get the Skype for Android app running great with this device, although those already experiencing Skype on their BlackBerry 10 may feel ported Android apps are not as well implemented as they should be.

In an article on The Verge, they mention how their review of the Z10 also hit on the same issues, especially since this is based on an Android version, which is nearly a couple of years old now. They also discuss how Skype on Android is not initially a perfect app, and having an interpreter is not bound to make it run any smoother.

From what we understand this application is expected to release “soon“, although there has been no official date given, yet. In addition, the handset is said to support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean apps as well as its features in due time.

Taking this perspective into consideration, do you feel that more quality apps are a necessity to compliment the BlackBerry 10?