Skype allowing PDAs to do free phone calls

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 07 2004 @ 16:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Skype, a company specialized in voice-over-ip, has developed a version of its software that allows PDA users to make free phone calls. Skype says that users are able to make free voice calls with Pocketskype software at wireless hotspots.

Users need a using a WiFi enababled Microsoft Pocket PC-based handheld with a 400MHz CPU and Pocket PC 2003.
"PocketSkype is a thin version of Skype, developed specifically for PDA devices, making Skype mobile with the same core features of regular Skype software," the firm said in a statement.

"This includes free Skype to Skype worldwide calling to any Skype user, the ability to participate in free Skype conference calling, instant messaging, access to the Global Decentralised Directory, online presence and contact lists."

Skype currently boasts about 10 million downloads worldwide.
Source: VNU


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