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Skype launches on Android - "Skype-lite" on over 100 handsets

skype_logo.pngNews out of CES in Las Vegas is that Skype is launching on the Android Platform:
Skype today announced the release of a lite version of Skype™, a ‘thin’ client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones.

With more details here about the models and where to get it:

It also works on more than 100 of the most popular Java-enabled phones from the world’s top five handset manufacturers – LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. For instructions on downloading the lite version of Skype to LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson phones, users can visit using the mobile browser on their phone or from a computer. The web page includes a directory of the mobile phones currently supported.

The news release has more details about costs, etc.

Definitely a great move on Skype's part.... now they just need that iPhone client! ;-)

P.S. And yes, I know (and applaud) that TruPhone came out with an iPhone client that includes Skype support... but it's still not the full range of Skype functionality that I'd like to see.

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