Although poorly implemented alternatives have been around for a while, the first official Skype application for the Symbian smartphone platform has finally made VoIP possible for millions of Nokia owners.
The current version of the Skype app may only be in the beta testing phase, but it is available to download now and offers those with VoIP-enabled friends the chance to drastically cut down on the cost of calling.
The Nokia Skype app sports a variety of capabilities, including inter-Skype calling, Skype-to-landline calls, instant messaging and conference calling.
Users will be able to make calls with the Nokia Skype app either via 3G or Wi-Fi, although the one omission is the lack of support for video calls.
The Skype application is compatible with any handset running Symbian S60, which includes the ageing N81 up to the E71 business phone.
Sadly owners of the Nokia N97 will have to make do with a Lite version of the app until the developers can extend its compatibility beyond the 3rd edition of S60.
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