Skype for Symbian Launches

Skype have launched Skype for Symbian based phones. By developing this software for the Symbian OS it brings Skype to a potential 200 million more people around the globe.

The application is ready for download now over at the Ovi Store and as you will probably expect, it is free to download and use.

The Symbian Skype application works on a number of Nokia phones (all listed below) and works over both Wireless and 3G networks although make sure you’ve got a good dataplan before you use it over 3G to avoid unwelcome expense.

Features for Symbian Skype include…
* make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world
* save money on calls and texts with our 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

When abroad it makes sense to use Skype as you could easily pick up a SIM card in another country with a pre-paid data plan and use Skype whilst over there, or just switch off the phone radio and use WiFi zones to keep in contact with people for free.

Symbian Skype Compatibility

Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia 5530 and the following non-touch devices: 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.

More details at Skype.

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