Nokia CEO confirms – Microsoft in discussions with carriers how to turn Skype into revenue generator

Now we know one of the reasons why Microsoft decided to buy Skype a year ago. There was a lot of speculation back then of what its plans for Skype are. While Microsoft didn’t go beyond some general phrases. Well, we still have not heard much from Redmond, but Nokia’s CEO has confirmed that Skype is becoming a major play in the next generation Windows Phone phone roll-out. Last week, during Annual General Meeting, Stephen Elop answered...

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Skype app for Nokia Belle (Symbian) available for download
Feb02

Skype app for Nokia Belle (Symbian) available for download

Skype and Symbian have always (?) been good friends, so it’s only natural for the latest iteration of Symbian to get a Skype app. Of course, since Nokia decided to kill off the Symbian brand, the latest version of the OS is simply called Nokia Belle. So, owners of Nokia Belle handsets now have a Skype app that provides free Skype to Skype calls and Instant Messaging, and allows them to save money on calls or texts to numbers from...

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LG Optimus One Skype Edition on its way to Koodo Mobile in Canada
Oct17

LG Optimus One Skype Edition on its way to Koodo Mobile in Canada

In Canada, Koodo Mobile has been selling the LG Optimus One for a long while. In fact, it was the first Android smartphone that Koodo added to its lineup, and it was released in March of last year. The LG Optimus One is a rather affordable midrange device that has seen great sales across the world, undoubtedly thanks to its price per features ratio. Koodo Mobile is apparently now prepping to introduce a new version of the Optimus One...

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Telus LG Optimus Black Skype Edition now available, $49.99 with three-year contract
Jul15

Telus LG Optimus Black Skype Edition now available, $49.99 with three-year contract

Last month we heard that Telus was getting ready to launch the LG Optimus Black, with an interesting Skype-filled twist. Then towards the end of June Future Shop even started taking pre-orders for the device. Yet there was never an officially announced release date to speak of. Well, announced or not, that date is today. Telus now lets you buy the LG Optimus Black complete with its Skype integration. The prices are as follows: $49.99...

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How Fring is Schooling Skype on Every Single Front
Jun28

How Fring is Schooling Skype on Every Single Front

The other day we got an overview of the VoIP app landscape. There are many solutions across various platforms that allow users to call for free from their mobile device. In terms of user-base, there is no denying that the king of this space is Skype with over 600 million users and an approved $8 billion acquisition from Microsoft. However, when it comes to innovation, the picture is completely different. Skype has been known to drag...

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Skype for iPad promo videos leaked on Youtube, confirmed by Skype Exec.
Jun25

Skype for iPad promo videos leaked on Youtube, confirmed by Skype Exec.

Although the iPad 2 has been out since March, we have yet to see a Skype app specifically optimized for Apple’s tablet. Current users have been able to use the Skype app for the iPhone 4, but it is not made for that specific screen size. A promo video of Skype for the iPad 2 was leaked this morning on Youtube, but was quickly pulled after the company realized they had made a mistake. TUAW had a few words with Skype VP of...

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AT&T and Verizon may launch HP Pre 3 in July, complete with Skype integration
Jun17

AT&T and Verizon may launch HP Pre 3 in July, complete with Skype integration

The HP Pre 3 was announced all the way back in February, yet since then we’ve heard little to nothing about this smartphone and its journey to the US market. We have however heard all kinds of things about the Pre 3’s small sibling, the Veer, or even the TouchPad, HP’s first webOS tablet, yet the flagship smartphone in HP’s portfolio hasn’t gotten that level of attention. Perhaps things are going to...

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Telus to launch the LG Optimus Black Skype Edition this summer
Jun09

Telus to launch the LG Optimus Black Skype Edition this summer

For a month now we’ve known that the LG Optimus Black was headed to North America, and even if we didn’t know back than exactly which carriers will sell the phone in which countries, it was kind of obvious that the handset would become available both in the US and in Canada. Well, it may just hit the streets in Canada first. What we didn’t know a month ago is that the Optimus Black will land in Canada being fully...

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Microsoft buys Skype, promises support for Windows Phone, Xbox and more
May10

Microsoft buys Skype, promises support for Windows Phone, Xbox and more

Starting later this year, Skype will belong to Microsoft, becoming “a new business division within” the Redmond-based giant company. Yes, Microsoft has officially announced that it’s acquiring Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion in cash. Microsoft will obviously bring Skype to its devices, including Xbox, Kinect, and Windows Phone – that’s kinda funny, since a year ago Skype said there were no plans to bring Skype mobile to Windows...

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Skype for Symbian updated, now supports Nokia N8, C7 and E5
Dec08

Skype for Symbian updated, now supports Nokia N8, C7 and E5

Skype has just updated its mobile application made for Symbian. The enhanced app now supports more Symbian smartphones, including the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, and Nokia E5. A new feature that’s included in the latest Skype for Symbian is SILK – a high quality audio codec that should provide crystal-clear calls, “even when you’re on a low-bandwidth connection.” The app’s interface has been improved to better fit large screens, and to make...

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