Skype arrives on Symbian smartphones

Skype has released a version of its popular client for Symbian-based Nokia smartphones.

The application – which is currently available for download from the Ovi Store – allows Nokia smartphone owners to use the client over WiFi, GPRS, EDGE or 3G connections.

Nokia spokesperson Jo Harlow explained that Skype for Symbian runs on “any” Nokia smartphone using Symbian ^1.

“Symbian enables us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype,” said Harlow. 

“We’re 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.”

It should be noted that Skype is expected to introduce its client for Symbian mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.

In the meantime, the initial Skype for Symbian is compatible with the following Nokia touchscreen models: 

  • N97
  • N97 mini
  • 5800 XpressMusic 
  • E72
  • E71
  • E90
  • E63
  • E66
  • E51
  • N96
  • N95
  • N95 8Gb
  • N85
  • N82
  • N81
  • N81 8 Gb
  • N79
  • N78
  • 6220 Classic
  • 6210 Navigator
  • 5320