Skype for Symbian

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Skype for Symbian

Skype for Symbian is now a downloadable application for Nokia phones and works over both WiFi and 3G.  Over 200 million Symbian users around the world can now use this Skype app to make FREE calls to other Symbian mobile users without chewing up cellular minutes. That's a huge market!

You can download it from Skype or from the Ovi store.

Features include:
  • make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world
  • save money on calls and texts with Skype's low rates
  • send and receive instant messages to and from individuals or groups
  • share pictures, videos and other files
  • receive calls to your online number
  • see when Skype contacts are online and available to call or IM
  • easily import names and numbers from the phone's address book
Of course, Fring already runs on Symbian, which includes Skype calling and IM. So is this really big news? I suppose having it as a native app is a big plus. I wonder if this is seamlessly integrated into the Symbian dialer so you can choose how to dial out or if you still have to launch Skype itself to make a Skype call. My guess is the latter. Also, can this app run in the background so you can receive Skype calls when the app isn't in the foreground?

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Pretty awesome news for the Nokia team. It's great to see that there are major development initiatives going on for platforms other than focusing on the Apple market.

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