CES 2009: Skype now available for Android and over 100 Java-Enabled Mobile Phones


Skype announced during CES that a version of its Skype client was now available for Android-powered devices and more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones. This lite version of the full Skype client will let users:

  • Make Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world
  • Send/receive instant messages to/from individuals or groups
  • Make Skype calls at low rates to people on landline or mobile phones
  • Receive calls to your online personal phone number on Skype
  • See when your Skype contacts are online/available to chat

Users of the T-Mobile G1 can now download this version of Skype by visiting the Android Market. Skype also expects that this version will work on future Android devices.

More than 100 Java-enabled mobile phones from LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson are also supported by this new version of Skype. A list of compatible phones is available at www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile.

Note: This lite version of Skype for Google Android and Java-powered mobile phones is still in beta.

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