Skype for Symbian allows calls, chat, and uploads over 3G and WiFi

Skype for Symbian allows calls and chat over 3G and WiFiRemember back when the Nokia N97 was released and Nokia said one of the applications and services that would be coming to the N97 was Skype? Well, the guys over at All About Symbian posted the news that Skype for Symbian is finally available for S60 3rd and 5th Edition devices. Visit in your mobile browser to download this new client. I understand it works on the N95 and newer devices so just about everyone with a Nokia smartphone should be able to use this latest client.

The chat feature supports threaded chatting and is what we should have in SMS on Nokia devices. I see that RAM issues on devices are likely though as Skype is a memory hog and Nokia hasn’t been putting in enough RAM into their devices. I believe this works over both 3G and WiFi, which is better than most other smartphones where only calls over WiFi are supported. I will be installing this soon onto the N97 mini and seeing how it handles the RAM issues.


3 Comments to Skype for Symbian allows calls, chat, and uploads over 3G and WiFi

February 16, 2010

idk if you have tried the latest version of fring or no but it now supports video calling too on skype too..
i also actually tried using voice calling on both fring and actual skype client over gprs since i’m on t-mobile, and they both worked like a charm…

Robert Lihou
February 17, 2010

Thanks for the tip Matthew. Just installed the client on my E71. I have tried it over wi-fi and it works great.

Tim Hoffman
January 15, 2011

Can you please add Skype for the Nokia e73?

Why is there no Skype for the E73?

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