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Mike Temporale
04-20-2005, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.itbusiness.ca/index.asp?theaction=61&lid=1&sid=58612' target='_blank'>http://www.itbusiness.ca/index.asp?theaction=61&lid=1&sid=58612</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Skype is working on VoIP clients that will operate on platforms like Symbian, Windows Mobile and Embedded Linux, he said, adding dual-mode wireless handsets that work on both Wi-Fi networks – originally designed as local-area data networks using the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ 802.11 protocol – and cellular networks. “If we can put Skype on those phones, it will become useful.” About 155,000 users download the Skype software each day, and about 35 million people use the software now, Zennstrom said."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20050420-SkypeLogo.png" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />I'm a big fan of Skype and VoIP in general, so this news gets me really excited. Unfortunately, there is no indication as to when we might see a client released. In fact, there is a good chance that the carriers might push hard against this. After all, the carriers have all but killed Motorola's iTunes phone. Thankfully we have non-carrier devices like imate! 8)

04-21-2005, 04:19 AM
I for one would like just to be able to IM in Skype with my Smartphone. I could do without the VOIP.

04-21-2005, 07:56 AM
I don't get why carriers would be against voip, afterall they control the cost of data on their networks.

Mike Temporale
04-21-2005, 10:46 AM
I don't get why carriers would be against voip, afterall they control the cost of data on their networks.

The real money is in voice calls. While they make money off data, it's not to the same level. Plus, once more WiFi phones are available, they'll loose the data side. :)

04-21-2005, 11:54 AM
Is there a way to use skype instant messaging over a smartphone? Like Agile Messenger does with AIM, ICQ and YAHOO?

04-21-2005, 07:33 PM
....Thankfully we have non-carrier devices like imate! 8)

Ahhh....the great irony in this statement made me laugh. As you may already be aware, the company behind the iMate brand is in fact called Carrier Devices. http://www.carrierdevices.com/

Mo' skype... mo' mobile...mo' betta!

11-30-2005, 03:29 AM
Not to revive a dead topic, but for those interested...

I went searching for a Skype for Smartphone client tonight, and I found it. (http://forum.skype.com/viewtopic.php?t=25340) It is chat only, so no voice calls...yet. I'm really hoping they release a voice client soon.