Skype becomes available on Symbian handsets

Skype becomes available on Symbian     handsets
Skype is now available on Nokia smartphones as a free download from the Ovi store.

The VoIP service, which allows users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and send and receive instant messages, will be available across a range of handsets on the Symbian platform.

Nokia handsets that will host the service include: Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and several other N series and E series handsets.

Skype for Symbian will run on the latest version of Symbian and will soon be introduced to Sony Ericsson handsets.

Nokia senior vice president for smartphones, Jo Harlow, said: 'Symbian enables us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype. We're seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day on Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones will have wide appeal to Symbian users.'

Skype general manager of mobile, Russ Shaw, said: 'With Skype for Nokia smartphones, more than 200 million smartphone users worldwide will be able to take the Skype features they love with them on the move. Alongside Skype's relationships with operators and handset manufacturers worldwide, making Skype available direct to consumers will help millions of users keep in contact with the people that are important to them without worrying about the cost, distance or whether they are away from a computer.'
Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


And how long has it taken the Net Ops to realise Skype should be available via their network and on the phones...doh!
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