Posted by : Cebu Blogger Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Nokia Corp. (NOK), the world's handset maker confirmed the free download of Skype application in their Ovi Store. Voice-over-Internet company Skype provides a free call service internationally and sharing of files such as pictures and videos.
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Nokia confirmed Skype will run for Symbian service and is compatible to any Nokia device that featured the latest version of mobile platform. This will include N97 and E72 smartphones. Nokia has done lots of marketing and strategy to increase its share in the very wide and high-margin smartphone market. Just like its step of launching its Ovi Store which is (if I am not wrong) a copy cat of Apple's Apps Store, Nokia provide a free download of applications and program to users from their Ovi store.
"We are 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," Jo Harlow, Nokia Senior Vice President for Smartphones, said Wednesday.
At the end, Skype will also be available in some smartphones vendors such as Sony Ericsson.