Skype for Symbian Now Available on Sony Ericsson Handsets
Skype has announced that it will be offering its services on three of Sony Ericsson’s new phones running the Symbian operating system namely the Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz Pro. The smartphones will be able to benefit from Skypes video messaging service over mobile data connection, such as 3G, or WiFi.
Symbian is the most popular operating system used in smartphones and Skype for Symbian allows users to make calls, video message and text other Skype users anywhere in the world. By using this system it is possible for consumers to save money on calls and texts as well as sending and receiving free instant messages, sharing pictures, videos and so on. The software also allows for easy importing of names & numbers from a phone’s address book.
Skype for Symbian runs on all Sony Ericsson smartphones that use the Symbian ^1 operating system, the latest version of the Symbian operating system currently available.
While all this on the surface is great news for consumers, Vodafone and O2 both recently announced they were cutting unlimited data plans in the not too distant future. Unfortunately, the Skype application uses the data allowance offered by the consumer’s network. Consequently, observers believe that using Skype may not be as beneficial as it once was.
That said, for lovers of Skype and owners of Sony Ericsson smartphones it is certainly a useful and possibly cost saving application.