3/3/2010 10:44:00 AM
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