Skype launches on Android - "Skype-lite" on over 100 handsets
January 08, 2009
News 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 www.skype.com/m using the mobile browser on their phone or www.skype.com/go/mobiledownload 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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