Skype coming to iPhone and BlackBerry


Skype is coming to the iPhone and BlackBerry. Skype CEO Scott Durchslag made the revelation in an interview as CTIA 2009 is set to kick off later this week.

The iPhone version of Skype will allow users to use phone numbers stored in their existing iPhone address book. This will prevent the duplication of contact information. It will also work on the iPod touch via Wi-Fi. For that matter, Apple’s terms of service prohibit VOiP applications from using 3G carrier networks so the iPhone will also work only over Wi-Fi. A number of features have also been omitted from the first release. These apparently include SMS, the set up of conference calling groups, SkypeOut credit purchases and file transfers.

Apple iPhone users can expect to see Skype appear on the Apple App Store as early as tomorrow while BlackBerry users will need to wait until May. As with other Skype clients, Skype for the iPhone and the BlackBerry will be free.

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