Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G).
The application will run on any Nokia smartphone using Symbian ^1, the latest version of the Symbian platform. Skype said it will soon introduce this client to Symbian mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.
"Skype, the king of Internet communications, running on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone platform, makes for an explosive combination," said Larry Berkin, Head of Global Alliances and GM USA, Symbian Foundation.
"With Symbian’s global reach, Skype is that much closer to becoming the ubiquitous real-time communications platform for hundreds of millions of Symbian-based mobile users."
According to Informa Telecoms and Media more than 200 million users of Symbian-powered devices now have Skype at their fingertips.
Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President for Smartphones, Nokia, said, “We’re seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day on Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones will have wide appeal to Symbian users."
Check out special Skype page for the full list of compatible handsets.