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PocketSkype for Pocket PC released
Posted on 6-Apr-2004 18:27 | Tags Filed under: News


PocketSkype for Pocket PC released
Skype Technologies SA launched its handheld version of Skype, called PocketSkype. PocketSkype is a free software that enables users to make Skype voice calls using their WiFi-enabled Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC. PocketSkype is a thin version of Skype, developed specifically for PDA devices, making Skype mobile and massively expanding the universe of people who can now make free, unlimited and unmetered calls.

PocketSkype retains the same core features of regular Skype software including free Skype to Skype worldwide calling to any Skype user, ability to participate in free Skype conference calling, instant messaging, access to the Global Decentralised Directory, online presence and contact lists.

"Expanding Skype to new platforms and giving our users more choice and flexibility is our priority," said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype CEO and co-founder. "We aim for ubiquity in offering value to all Skype consumers. The powerful combination of Wi-Fi and free telephony using PocketSkype enables individuals to realise huge cost savings while mobile."

The projected growth of Wi-Fi hot spots is impressive and will stimulate growth in portable computing. The analyst firm Gartner predicts that by the year 2008 there will be more than 167,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe and over 75 million Wireless technology users worldwide (Public Wireless LAN Hotspots: Worldwide, 2002-2008).

"Making Skype available to the PDA market is an important step for Skype to deliver the 'always on' promise allowing our users to make Skype calls on the road away from the home and office," said Zennstrom. "PocketSkype is a significant new tool for the wireless mobile market."

PocketSkype works on any PDA running Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003 OS with a 400 MHz processor and equipped with Wi-Fi. A headset is recommended.


More information: http://www.skype.com/download_pda.html...




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