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Skype integration headed to Nokia, Ericsson phones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2009 20:28

Skype integration headed to Nokia, Ericsson phones Today at the Mobile World Congress, Skype, Ericsson and Nokia have announced that they will enter into a partnership that will place the Skype software on a few Nokia and Ericsson smartphones.
The first Nokia handsets to to have Skype integrated will be N-Series smartphones, and the upcoming N97 will be the first handset to have it when it launches in June.

According to Electronista, "the software for Nokia handsets will allow N97 owners to make and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice calls over Internet hotspots or their 3G data connections. They will havethe ability to make low-cost Skype calls to landlines and mobile devices. Users will also be able to see which of their Skype contacts are online and instantly message them."

Owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to download the Skype software next month for free, added the company.

The VoIP company has been striking deals recently, bringing Skype integration to Android-based phones and noting that integration may hit the iPhone soon as well.

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