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Skype set to launch Mobile IPhone Applications!!!

iphoneSkype is set to launch a mobile application for the iPhone, one for BlackBerry devices in May.The iPhone application will be announced on Tuesday during a press conference at the CTIA Wireless 2009 trade show in Las Vegas.
Skype, which is owned by eBay, has been a noticeable latecomer to the App Store, which features several other Voice Over Internet Protocol applications.One of those, Fring, uses Skype’s API. People can make free Skype-user-to-Skype-user calls, or use SkypeOut, a paid service where people can call landlines and mobiles via Skype. The iPhone Skype application can only be used over Wi-Fi and not over the cellular networks, a condition demanded by operators so as to not steal voice revenue.
Skype does not yet have a native application for BlackBerry devices, although third-party developers again have utilized Skype’s API. One of those services is IM+ for Skype, which enables chat, free calls to Skype users and SkypeOut. Skype did not provide the application’s May launch date.Skype’s application for the Windows Mobile OS has been available for several years.

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March 30, 2009 Posted by | Fact, News, Personal | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments