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Jennifer Hudson, “Spotlight”

I’m a Blackberry girl till the end but I can’t front, all of these new iphone applications truly have me wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. Two weeks ago Apple announced the new 3.0 software that would basically address the iphone’s obvious shortcomings (no cut and paste, inability to send SMS messages, etc.), but the brand’s latest announcement catapults the wonder device to the next level of cool.

Starting today, iphone is offering Skype, Oprah’s favorite internet phone service provider, for FREE! So, if you’re thinking about taking your business global or need to chat with your international family, friends, and cuties, you may want to head on over to and get to clicking!

According to CNET:

Skype’s screens are well organized and use the iPhone’s ability to add filters, for instance, to sort your contacts alphabetically, or by who’s online. There’s chatting as well, though Skype’s flagship feature is its VoIP calling that’s free to other Skype users and an inexpensive per-minute fee to landlines.

Calls on Skype for iPhone work only if you’re in range of a Wi-Fi network, so your call quality will in part be at the mercy and strength of wireless networks nearby–calls will not work over the cell phone network on the iPhone (but chatting will). Assuming your connection is solid, you can dial a number or quickly call a contacts stored in your address book.

iPod Touch users will need earphones with an embedded mic to talk. During a call, you can mute the line, go on hold, or put the call on speakerphone. In the My Info window, you can follow a link to buy more SkypeOut credit online.

I love my Blackberry Bold to pieces but the iphone is making your girl weak in the knees!

You know I value your opinion…what’s your preference? Blackberry or iphone? Let me know which phone is your weapon of choice and why.

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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