Skype on iPhone and BlackBerry

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VoIP calling application Skype is now available on the Apple App Store.

It will work on the iPhone and iPod Touch with a headset and microphone.

Skype chief operating officer Scott Durchslag said: “Skype software for the iPhone has been the number one request among our users. We are delighted to deliver on this request and put Skype into the pockets of millions of people around the world who are carrying iPhone and iPod touch devices.

“Skype for iPhone will open up new ways for more than 400 million Skype users to stay connected and take their Skype conversations with them. Skype for iPhone is an experience that offers the same simplicity, ease-of-use and quality our users have come to expect from Skype, combined with an elegance of design and richness so loved by Apple’s many customers worldwide.”

The application delivers core Skype capabilities including free Skype-to-Skype calls and cheap mobile and landline calls from any Wi-Fi zone, as well as instant messaging. Skype recommends an unlimited data usage plan for using Skype over a mobile data connection.

Skype has also announced that a ‘lite’ version of Skype will soon be available as a free download for BlackBerry smartphones. A beta version will be available in May for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve smartphones, with support for other BlackBerry smartphones coming later.

Skype Lite works over a mobile connection and call charges may apply.

Said Durchslag: “We have heard loud and clear that our users want Skype on whichever smartphone they choose to use. This fulfills our promise of making Skype available on the major smartphones so consumers and mobile professionals can connect to Skype whenever, wherever and however they choose.”

 

Skype has also released Skype for Windows Mobile.

 

Meanwhile, social network MySpace has developed an application for use on Windows Mobile devices. It will launch in the summer.

 

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