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Skype for Symbian now in OVI store

| March 3, 2010 | Reply

It looks like Nokia and Skype have an exciting announcement for us today with the release of the Official Skype application for all Symbian S60 S^1 devices. This application will allow you to:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls (Make and Receive)
  • Send and receive instant messages
  • Share files (i.e. pictures & video)
  • View users that are online
  • Import phone numbers from phone’s address book into the application.

You can download the application from Skype or from the OVI store.

The official statements from Nokia and Skype are below:

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Jo Harlow (Nokia’s SVP for smartphones):

Symbian is enabling us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype. We’re seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day through Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones increases the amount of downloads further.

Russ Shaw (General Manager, Mobile at Skype)

With Skype for Nokia smartphones, more than 200 million smartphone users worldwide** will be able to take the Skype features they love with them on the move. Alongside Skype’s relationships with operators and handset manufacturers worldwide, 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.

The Devices that are currently compatible are:

Nokia E71, Nokia N96, Nokia N85, Nokia 5320, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6220 classic, Nokia  N78, Nokia N79, Nokia  E63, Nokia E66, Nokia  N82, Nokia E51, Nokia  N95, Nokia N95 8Gb, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8 Gb, Nokia E90, Nokia E72, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 5530.

Here are some screenshots of it running on my X6:

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