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November 20, 2006

The Truth Behind Skype on 3

by Darla

I spent time this weekend reading some blogs that I haven't been through in awhile and came across something interesting that Om Malik explained on his blog.  While we are hoping for any signs of Skype to hit S60 devices it seems that 3 is a bit misleading with its introduction of Skype in its X-Series service.

The Skype client thats being offered is in fact serviced by iSkoot, which in case you didn't know, is already available for mobile devices.

You see what happened was that iSkoot, a Cambridge, MA.-based company cut a deal with 3g wireless service provider, 3, part of the Hutchison empire. As part of that deal, 3 would install iSkoot in some of its handsets including two Symbian based phones, the Nokia N73 and Sony Ericsson W950. iSkoot is not an official Skype product, and despite a tepid endorsement by Skype, and its capabilities, cannot be qualified as Skype for Symbian.

Thanks Om for clearing that up for us.  So I guess the wait continues.  Until then there is the option to use either iSkoot or EQO.

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DJ

...and fring of course.

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