Skype is now available for Android 2.1 and 2.2
Oct05

Skype is now available for Android 2.1 and 2.2

Skype for Android is no longer limited to a few phones on Verizon – or a Lite version. The full Skype experience is now available for those who have smartphones that run Android 2.1 and 2.2. The application allows you to IM, make free calls to other Skype users or call phone numbers via Skype’s SkypeOut service. This works both via WiFi or 3G, except in the US, where calls can only be made via WiFi. If you already use...

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Did Skype block fring, or fring ditched Skype?
Jul12

Did Skype block fring, or fring ditched Skype?

Fring and Skype have been good buddies over the years (4 years, more exactly), but their collaboration has just ended. Fring announced that Skype has blocked fring’s access to its services, resulting in “fringsters not being able to communicate with their Skype friends the way they want.” On the other hand, Skype says that this is not true, since “fring made the decision to remove Skype functionality on its own.” So what happened?...

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Skype for Symbian 1.1 launched
Jul07

Skype for Symbian 1.1 launched

Skype for Symbian has just been updated, reaching version 1.1 and coming with minor design changes. The new application also seems to reduce the amount of RAM it uses – good news for those who have slower Symbian handsets. Needless to say, the app lets you make free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM (via both 3G and Wi-Fi), call abroad and send SMS at low rates, and share multimedia files (like photos and videos). You can use Skype for...

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Verizon will bring Skype to non-smartphone users this year
Jun11

Verizon will bring Skype to non-smartphone users this year

Launched by Verizon in March for Android and BlackBerry users, Skype Mobile will be available to some of the carrier’s non-smartphone users, too. According to Verizon, “several 3G Multimedia phones” will be compatible with Skype sometime later this year. With Skype Mobile, users can make free and unlimited Skype-to Skype calls all around the world. Verizon will update the application soon, with an enhanced UI, and support for more...

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No Skype for Windows Phone 7, says Skype Vice President
May13

No Skype for Windows Phone 7, says Skype Vice President

It’s weird how more and more software developers are literally abandoning Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Not long after Mozilla unveiled that it’s dropping development of Firefox for WP7, now Skype says it won’t make software for Microsoft’s new mobile platform, either. Dan Neary, Skype’s Vice President for Asia Pacific, confirmed there will be no Skype for Windows Phone 7, although he didn’t disclose any details on what made the...

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Skype intros cheaper international calling plans (to 170 countries)
May05

Skype intros cheaper international calling plans (to 170 countries)

Skype has just announced that it’s now offering new and cheaper monthly calling subscriptions to 170 countries around the world, to both landline and mobile phones. The new range of calling plans start from as low as €0.89 ($1.09 or £0.69) per month, offering rates as low as €0.01 ($.01/£.01) per minute. Customers have the freedom to choose 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month calling subscriptions. Also, Skype offers packages that include...

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Verizon’s Skype mobile available starting March 25 to BlackBerry and Android users
Mar23

Verizon’s Skype mobile available starting March 25 to BlackBerry and Android users

Back in February, Verizon said that it would bring Skype to a range of select smartphones starting March – and, well, the largest US mobile carrier is keeping its promise. Starting March 25 (this Thursday), Skype mobile will be available to Verizon customers who have a data plan and own one of the following smartphones: BlackBerry Storm 9530, BlackBerry Storm2 9550, BlackBerry Curve 8330, BlackBerry Curve 8530, BlackBerry 8830 World...

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Nokia offers Skype for Symbian via Ovi Store
Mar03

Nokia offers Skype for Symbian via Ovi Store

After officially unveiling the Nokia 5230 Nuron for T-Mobile USA, Nokia has made a pretty important announcement: it has partnered with Skype to offer Skype for Symbian through the company’s Ovi Store, making it available to more than 200 million smartphone users around the world. Skype for Symbian is free and allows Nokia phone users to use it via Wi-Fi, as well as via a mobile data connection (3G is recommended; GPRS and EDGE should...

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Skype for Windows Mobile removed from Skype’s website
Feb25

Skype for Windows Mobile removed from Skype’s website

If you have a Windows Mobile smartphone and want to download Skype from Skype’s official website, you’re in for a little surprise According to Skype, “Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile are no longer available” – although, if you go here, you can still download the application to your WM phone. Reportedly, “Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile were not offering the best possible Skype experience”, and that’s why Skype...

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#MWC10: Verizon brings unlimited Skype calling to 3G smartphones starting March
Feb16

#MWC10: Verizon brings unlimited Skype calling to 3G smartphones starting March

Big (if not huge) news for Verizon’s subscribers who own 3G smartphones: the largest North American carrier has just announced that it would provide Skype calling on smartphones starting March – that’s next month. If you have a Verizon data plan, you’ll be able to make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls – not only in the US, but also internationally. Moreover, the upcoming Verizon Skype mobile app will let you chat with...

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