UPDATE: It appears that the Skype app is only available for Symbian users outside of the US. Full story here
Skype For Symbian is now available for millions of Nokia phones around the world, allowing users to make voice-over IP (VoIP) calls over mobile data connections or Wi-Fi and avoiding regular usage charges.
The app is available on Nokia's new Ovi Store, the mobile phone company's answer to the more streamlined stores available on the iPhone and Android.
"Symbian enables us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype. 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," said Nokia's senior VP Jo Harlow.
This news follows an announcement last month that Verizon teamed up with Skype to offer an official app for the CDMA-centric wireless carrier. For Verizon, it was a way to tout its expansive 3G coverage area. For Nokia, it will be more about highlighting fresh product offerings for Ovi.
Skype For Symbian is available on the following handsets:
Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5530, Nokia E72, Nokia E71, Nokia E90, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E51, Nokia N96, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8Gb, Nokia N85, Nokia N82, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8 Gb, Nokia N79, Nokia N78, Nokia 6220 classic, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 5320.
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