Skype now available on Nokia smartphones

Skype for Symbian works over a 3G connection

Skype for Symbian is compatible with most Nokia smartphones and will work over a 3G connection.

Skype for Symbian is compatible with most Nokia smartphones and will work over a 3G connection.

In a move that will have telcos around the world squirming uncomfortably, Nokia and Skype today announced the availability of the well known Internet telephony program for the Symbian operating system.

Available for download through Nokia's Ovi Store, Symbian for Skype will work over a 3G data connection — a feature not available on the iPhone's Skype application (presumably due to annoyed telcos complaining about the potential loss in revenue).

Skype for Symbian's 3G capability means users can make free Skype-to-Skype calls, send and receive free messages and share multimedia content including images and video files whenever they have 3G data access. The app will also work over a Wi-Fi connection, provided the phone supports this feature.

"We’re seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day on Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones will have wide appeal to Symbian users," said Jo Harlow, Senior Vice-President for Smartphones, Nokia.

"Making Skype available direct to consumers will help millions of users keep in contact with the people that are important to them without worrying about the cost, distance or whether they are away from a computer," said Russ Shaw, General Manager, Mobile at Skype.

Skype for Symbian will work with a wide range of Nokia smartphones including the N97 and N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic, E72, E71, E63, N96, N95, 6210 Navigator and 6210 classic. For a full list of compatible Nokia smartphones, visit the Skype for Symbian page.

Skype plans to extend the Symbian client to other manufacturers using the platform including Sony Ericsson, but has not revealed when it will be available. The company is also planning to release a Skype application for the Android and BlackBerry mobile platforms.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesNokiaskypevoipappssymbianmobile phonesmobile apps

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?