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Jerry Raia
04-29-2005, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.msmobiles.com/news.php/3800.html' target='_blank'>http://www.msmobiles.com/news.php/3800.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"It is text only version - doesn't support voice yet - it's only for instant messaging (IM) but anyway this is big breakthrough and since (yet) most MS smartphones doesn't have Wi-Fi anyway, the lack of voice is not crucial. Voice over IP over GPRS, due to low transfer speeds and big network latency, would be impossible anyway...."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/skype-smartphone.gif" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/><br /><br />I haven't used Skype too much and here is what appears to be a text only version for your Smartphone. You Skype fans might want to give it a look.

04-29-2005, 10:39 PM
Color me a dufus but..

Skype... :?:

04-29-2005, 10:48 PM
Color me a dufus but..

Skype... :?:

You haven't heard of Skype yet?


Go download it today! Free IP Phone, anywhere in the world to anyone who has a Skype client. Everything except calling a landline is free. You got a friend in Russia who has a computer and a internet connection? Talk to them for FREE. It's very cool.

MS Mobiles
04-29-2005, 11:22 PM
in USA (and Canada?) you have flat rate mobile Internet access so Skype will be a hit in smarpthones... here in EU no flat rate so only usable with Wi-Fi :-(

Mike Temporale
04-30-2005, 04:14 AM
This is great news. Unfortunately, I don't use Skype for IM, and GPRS just doesn't have the bandwidth required. I hope we start to see some WiFi enabled devices soon.

:way to go: Hats-off to the team at Skype for getting a jump on the Windows Mobile market. I hope we can see more from them real soon. :mrgreen:

04-30-2005, 07:04 PM
I don't like Skype as it's not based on industry standard protocols like the rest of the VOIP industry, which uses SIP.

Skype also uses all your spare bandwidth to route other users calls, unlike VOIP which only uses the small amount of bandwidth required for the call you make.

Ultimately Skype will fail and standard VOIP will win, that's why I don't use Skype.