Nokia will integrate Skype into its handsets

Apart from unveiling the N86 8MP, Nokia has also announced today, at MWC 2009, a partnership with Skype.

Obviously, this means that a range of Nokia handsets will come, from now on, with Skype software on-board.  

The first Nokia device to incorporate Skype will be the N97 Nseries flagship, starting the third quarter of 2009. 

After that, other (unnamed) Nseries smartphones will have Skype pre-installed too.

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“With more than 400 million Skype users worldwide, the integration of Skype on Nokia Nseries mobile computers is a significant step in bringing converged Internet experiences from the desktop to the world’s most advanced mobile computer,” declared Jose-Luis Martinez, Vice President at Nokia Nseries.

Leveraging on N97’s Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity, users will be able to make/receive Skype-to-Skype voice calls with ease, as well as to make mobile and landline Skype calls at low costs.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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