Skype comes to Nokia smartphones, companies say

Mar 03, 2010
The Skype Internet phone program. Mobile phone giant Nokia said on Wednesday that its smartphone users could begin making free calls after it teamed up with Internet phone pioneer Skype which permits free calls.

Mobile phone giant Nokia said on Wednesday that its smartphone users could begin making free calls after it teamed up with Internet phone pioneer Skype which permits free calls.

"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)," Nokia said in a joint-statement with Skype.

has faced rising competition in the smartphone market.

Industry observers have said that the outdated Symbian operating system, which drives most of its smartphones, is one of the reasons many consumers prefer Apple's or Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry, which are easier to use.

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DanielGreen
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There are new ways to make FREE International Calls via the mobile phone...thanks to VOIP technology. I've come across the company CallArc which offers just that... check it out at http://www.callarc.com