Skype and Nokia today 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 you can pick it up along with a host of other apps in our Nokia Applications section. Check out the video demo after the break.
Larry Berkin, Head of Global Alliances and GM USA at Symbian Foundation said that, “Skype, the king of Internet communications, running on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone platform, makes for an explosive combination. With Symbian’s global reach, Skype is that much closer to becoming the ubiquitous real-time communications platform for hundreds of millions of Symbian-based mobile users.”
Mark Douglas, Product Manager of Skype Mobile gives us a quick tutorial and demo of Skype for Symbian in the video below.Tags | Applications, Breaking News, Chat, Connectivity, Demo, File Sharing, IM, Instant Messaging, Internet, Messaging, Nokia, Ovi Store, Press Release, S60, S60 3rd Edition, S60 5th Edition, Skype, Software, Symbian, Video