Nokia and Skype have introduced a free Skype application for Nokia smartphones running on the Symbian platform.
Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia’s smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G).
The new Skype app is downloadable for free from Nokia’s online Ovi store.
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Free Skype-to-Skype calls
To use the new Skype for Symbian application, you’ll need to have access to the mobile internet – either at a Wi-Fi hotspot or via a 3G mobile internet signal.
If you’re accessing the internet via the 3G mobile network, don’t forget that using Skype will eat into any monthly mobile internet usage limits.
But with the right mobile and internet access, Skype for Symbian will let Nokia smartphone users do the following according to Nokia:
- make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world
- save money on calls and texts to phone abroad
- send and receive instant messages to and from individuals and groups
- share pictures, videos and other files
- receive calls to their existing online number
- see when Skype contacts are online and available to call
- easily import names and numbers from the phones address book
If Skype on the go isn’t for you don’t worry, you can also use Skype to make cheap phone calls through your fixed line internet at home.
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Which Nokia phones will have the application?
The Skype application will will run on any Nokia using Symbian ^1, the latest version of the Symbian platform. Skype says it will soon introduce this application to Symbian mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.
The initial application is compatible with the following Nokia models:
Touchscreen smartphones – Nokia 97, Nokia 97 Mini, Nokia, X6, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5530
Non-touchscreen smartphones – Nokia E72, Nokia E71, Nokia E90, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E51, Nokia N96, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8Gb, Nokia N85, Nokia N82, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8 GB, Nokia N79, Nokia N78, Nokia 6220 classic, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 5320.
For more information on Skype for Symbian see the Skype website.
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