6/15/2010 12:37:00 PM
Sony Ericsson adds Skype to smartphones
Sony Ericsson’s flagship smartphones Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz pro now come with Skype, which can be used on either a WiFi or mobile data connection.
Skype for Symbian will run on any Sony Ericsson smartphone using Symbian ^1, the latest version of the Symbian platform.
The app can be downloaded on skype.com/m and will be made available on the Sony Ericsson Play Now arena later this month.
Kristian Tear, executive vice president and head of sales and marketing at Sony Ericsson, said: ‘Applications for communication and social networking are incredibly popular with mobile users.
‘The opportunity to use a world-class app like Skype, in combination with the excellent applications and capabilities we have already integrated into our Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz pro devices, will make up a compelling package to our customers.’
Russ Shaw, general manager of mobile at Skype said: 'We see a huge demand for Skype on mobile. The users want to 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. It is our goal to meet this demand and make Skype available on a wide range of mobile devices by entering relationships with operators and handset manufacturers.
‘Just a few weeks ago we have announced Skype for Symbian. Now, we are very pleased to bring it to Sony Ericsson smartphones and enable more people to take the Skype features they love with them on the move.'