05/10/2010 - fringOut’s “Almost-Free Calls” Coming to Android
08/03/2010 - Skype for Nokia not available in U.S. Ovi store
Last week Skype announced they were officially launching a Skype app for Nokia phones, but the story turns out to be a little more complicated than that. According to Venture Beat, due to Skype's new deal with Verizon which will one day embed Skype on Verizon phones, the Symbian-based app will not be available for download in the U.S. via the Ovi store.
According to Venture Beat, Nokia spokespeople were caught off guard by Skype not releasing the U.S. version into the Ovi store. Skype later explained that they wanted to be able to draw more attention to their partnership with Verizon in the U.S. and if Nokia phone users wanted to use the Skype app, they could still download it from the Skype website.
The Nokia/Skype software is capable of running on 200 million Nokia mobile phones and plans are in the works to get the software running on other non-Nokia Symbian-based phones. The service offers free Skype-to-Skype calls anywhere in the world over WiFi and 3G.
- read the Venture Beat story
03/03/2010 - Skype Goes Symbian
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).
Yestarday the company said on its blog that also Nokia E72 & E75 (and all other Symbian 9.3) users can now video call with their friends on fring and Skype for free.
01/12/2009 - fring Brings World’s First Video Calls to the iPhone
Just a week after fring brought world’s first video calls over IP to mobile, the company announced “the first ever” mobile video calls over internet for the iPhone.
fring video enables users to conduct video calls with other users as well as with Skype contacts over their device’s Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection, with support for mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-desktop calls.
26/06/2009 - Truphone Expands Services to 11 More Nokias
Truphone has extened its VoIP and call-through services to an additional 11 Nokia handsets.
The move is to capitalise on the improved the distribution channel now being offered by Nokia's Ovi Store.
Operators O2 and Orange have reacted to plans by Nokia to embed Skype in handsets and may refuse to stock the N97.
Skype is linking up with Nokia to embed its calling software in the Finnish company's new handsets.
19/02/2009 - Nokia's New Handsets To Feature Skype
It seems that eBay-owned Skype has the knack of always living up to its promises - at least if its new deal with mobile giant Nokia is anything to go by.
Skype is linking up with Nokia to embed its calling software in the Finnish company's new handsets, writes Aftab Bashir for VoIP.biz-news.