Monday, May 5, 2008

Skype ready for beta testing on Java Mobile Phones

Skype announced that it’s brought out a beta version of the Skype client for “50 of the most popular Java-enabled mobile phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson”. I had been waiting for this version for a long time as I see no reason why skype is not available on our favorite mobile.

All the usual features are enabled - chat, presence, getting calls from Skype users or through SkypeIn - for everyone, but for those in seven lucky markets (Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) there’s also outbound Skype-toSkype calls and SkypeOut functionality enabled.

The software is in beta release at the moment. I had just installed and tested it and i must admit that the user interface is what i would had expected sharing resemblance to the skype on my notebook. Decent user expererience with acceptable call quality over my wifi network, but the quality over GPRS is as lousy as you can imagine. So don't bother giving it a try.

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