Skype Lite Available on Android Platform and Java-Enabled Mobile Phones

Written on Monday, January 12, 2009 by @nadiarizqi

Skype announced the release of a lite version of Skype, a ‘thin’ client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones. The software is still in beta release, works with your mobile servie’s data plan for making VoIP calls.

The lite version delivers core Skype capabilities including:

* Make Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world
* Send/receive instant messages to/from individuals or groups
* Make Skype calls at low rates to people on landline or mobile phones
* Receive calls to your online personal phone number on Skype
* See when your Skype contacts are online/available to chat

The lite version of Skype is currently available for Android devices, which today include the T-Mobile G1, the first Android-powered mobile phone currently available in the United States and the United Kingdom.�For instructions on downloading the lite version of Skype to LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson phones, users can visit using the mobile browser on their phone or from a computer.

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