Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Skype Launches on Nokia Smartphones

Skype and Nokia jointly announced the release of Skype for Symbian.

A Skype client for Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian platform is now available for free in the Ovi store. This enables Nokia smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G). It is now downloadable for free from the Ovi Store, Nokia's one-stop shop for mobile content.

Skype will soon introduce this client to Symbian mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.

"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," stated Russ Shaw, General Manager, Mobile at Skype.