Skype on Symbian is finally available

by Volker Weber


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Yes, it does support the E71 (above) and the N97 (below):


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E72 seems to be missing?

Stephan H. Wissel, 2010-02-16

Yup, but it works, just installed it.

Great, also over 3G

Martin Posch, 2010-02-16

But that's not entirely new, is it? I have had Skype on my E71 for a while. And yes, an original Skype client, version That supported chat only, so it wasn't of a whole lot use for me. Interestingly enough, the one you link to installs not replacing the other, but in parallel. I can also run them in parallel and be signed in with both.

The App Mgr log says version Skype (1.00 (2)) has been installed, along with a number of related components (VoIP Audio Server, PIPS Installer, Skype Central Repository, Symbian OS PIPS, Symbian OS Pipes).

In the App Mgr overview of installed apps, I can actually see two Skype entries. The one I had before says it's version 1.02.(11) in the details, the new one says it's version 1.00(2).

Now, the new one does provide more functionality. It can actually make calls (or claims so, I haven't tried yet). So I guess I dump the 1.02(11) version for the 1.00(2) version.

But why the confusing version numbers?

Ragnar Schierholz, 2010-02-16

Maybe one was Skype Lite and the new one Skype?

Volker Weber, 2010-02-16

Maybe, I couldn't tell by any hint in the about dialog and now it's gone anyway. And my confusion abates as well :-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2010-02-16

Maybe I'm a spoiled user, but who really wants to go tru the hassle of connecting to a Wifi network, (login page, paying for the connections many times), the battery drain, etc, just to make a phone call ? Most cell plans these days include a generous amount of talk time. Roaming fees are not cheap, but I don't run into free wifi when travelling very often (Hotels, Airports, etc all charge for wifi).

I really think that SatNav is the killer app, not so sure about Skype.

Joel Demay, 2010-02-16

A cellular call from Lotusphere home is about what? Three dollars a minute? Connect to Wifi, free Skype call. Or a few cents a minute Skypeout.

Volker Weber, 2010-02-16

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