Skype makes way to Symbian via the Ovi Store

Skype now available for Nokia smartphones in Ovi Store. Free Skype-to-Skype and low cost international calls available over 3G and WiFi.

There are a lot of apps available for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry, but let’s not forget about the Nokia owners in the audience too. If you want to stay connected with your Symbian device, you’ll be happy to hear that Skype for Symbian has been officially released.

This Skype client for Nokia smartphones is, as you can imagine, based on the Symbian platform. The handy thing about this version of Skype is that you can use it with your choice of a WiFi connection or over a mobile data connection. That includes GPRS, EDGe, and 3G.

Among the features in Skype for Symbian are the free Skype-to-Skype calls to anywhere in the world, free instant messages to individuals and groups, the abiliyt to share multimedia files, and the ability to receive calls to your existing online number.

The initial application is compatible with a wide range of Nokia handsets, including the Nokia E71, N97, X6, 5800 XpressMusic, E63, N95, N82, and more. You can find Skype for Symbian available for download via the Ovi Store.

“Skype, the king of Internet communications, running on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone platform, makes for an explosive combination,” said Larry Berkin, Head of Global Alliances and GM USA, Symbian Foundation. “With Symbian’s global reach, Skype is that much closer to becoming the ubiquitous real-time communications platform for hundreds of millions of Symbian-based mobile users.”

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