Skype’s software for making free and cheap phone calls over the Internet will be included in Nokia smart phones
At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona it is officialy announced.The companies said Skype will be initially integrated with Nokia’s Nseries devices, which run on Nokia’s Symbian S60 operating system.
The first union is possible in Nokia much awaited phone N97, which will be released in June.
The built-in Skype application will be integrated with the phone’s address book, so users can see when their Skype contacts are available and make free voice calls or send instant messages to them. As with other Skype applications, users will also be able to pay to make voice calls through Skype to cell phone or landline numbers.
The application will be able to run over both high-speed 3G cellular data networks and over Wi-Fi wireless connections to the Internet.
Skype’s Chief Operating Officer Scott Durchslag said about software that Skype, which comes from eBay Inc., is already available as a downloadable application for a variety of operating systems and phones, including numerous Nokia products. But preloading the application “removes an inhibitor to consumers because it’s already available.