Users of Symbian-based Nokia smartphones can now download a fresh version of the VoIP service Skype free of charge.
On offer now from the Ovi Store, the app is available to a worldwide audience, which means that over 200 million people could now use Skype to make free calls from their Nokia phones.
Skype has been in operation for nearly seven years now and since 2003 has amassed over 520 million regular users.
By securing the deal with Nokia, it is taking the important step of being legitimised by a manufacturer of wireless devices, whereas previously there has been considerable opposition from this sector.
Network providers have seen Skype as a direct threat to their own voice calling services and have not been receptive to what it offers until recently.
With Nokia behind it, Skype will have the largest mobile manufacturer in the world to fight its corner and promote its use.
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