iSkoot Joins Invitation-only UIQ Alliance Partner Program
SAN FRANCISCO - May 19, 2008 – iSkoot, the leading provider of carrier-friendly mobile VoIP solutions, today announced that iSkoot has been selected for the UIQ Alliance partner program. iSkoot brings to the UIQ community an innovative, carrier-friendly mobile-to-VoIP service that empowers users to call or chat with contacts and colleagues across the globe anytime on their mobile handsets. UIQ Technology, owned by Sony Ericsson and Motorola, provides a customizable user interface and development platform that is pre-integrated with Symbian OS, the leading industry standard operating system for smartphones. As a member of UIQ’s invitation-only partner program, iSkoot strengthens its relationships with the major players in the UIQ community and gains unique access to advanced technical support and joint marketing ventures with UIQ Technology.
“iSkoot answers the increasing demand for mobile VoIP with a solution that benefits UIQ customers and end users alike,” said Elisabet Melin, VP Ecosystem at UIQ Technology. “Their mobile-to-VoIP technology is a bright and innovative contribution to the UIQ community. We’re pleased to be welcoming iSkoot to the UIQ Alliance and facilitating the continued development of their exciting mobile products.”
“The UIQ platform is featured on many of the most elegant, state-of-the-art handsets in the market today,” said Jim Hudak, VP of Business Development at iSkoot. “We’re extremely excited to be joining the UIQ Alliance and building on our relationships with the top-tier developers, manufacturers and carriers in the UIQ community. We look forward to exploring the program’s resources and support as we drive our UIQ solutions to the next level.”
iSkoot utilizes the existing mobile network infrastructure to route Skype calls through the voice channel. The iSkoot mobile solution works without any need for PCs, special hardware, custom phones or WiFi hot spots. Using the iSkoot Mobile client, users on any cellular network have the ability to make mobile-to-VoIP calls on their mobile phone at the same cost as making a local call (depending on mobile user’s call plan, normal airtime and data charges may apply).
San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.
iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.
iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.
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