Skype for Symbian phones – available in the web and in the Ovi store

3. March 2010 at 19:20

Skype for S60

Today Skype and Nokia jointly announced the release of Skype for Symbian, a Skype client for Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian platform, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. Skype for Symbian will allow 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 or from the website. Currently we do not know whether non-Nokia Symbian devices like the Sony Ericsson Satio or Vivaz Pro are supported as well. What we know, however, is that all Nokia Symbian devices, whether a N95 or the N97, are supported.

Skype for Symbian enables Nokia smartphone users to:

  • Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world*
  • Save money on calls and texts (SMS) to phones abroad
  • Send and receive instant messages to and from individuals or groups
  • Share pictures, videos and other files
  • Receive calls to their existing 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

Lee Williams, the Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation, has just offered comment on this announcement:

“It’s great to see two of the most innovative and disruptive software solutions come together to extend options for consumers. The Skype VOIP and communications solution is unprecedented in its capability to allow consumers to take advantage of the power of the internet as a communications medium, and the types of products that you can build on Symbian that harness the power of the platform’s imaging, content, and internet capabilities is unprecedented. I cannot wait to see how quickly consumers realize the benefits of this combined solution.”