iSkoot’s Mobile Software Now Available Worldwide on New Sony Ericsson Smartphone
The newly-launched Sony Ericsson P1i is the first mobile phone from the manufacturer to directly offer iSkoot software to consumers worldwide, enabling Skype-to-Skype calls, Skype Chat, and SkypeOut calls from a mobile handset
CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 21, 2007 – iSkoot today announced that the iSkoot mobile software is now available on Sony Ericsson’s newest handset release, the Sony Ericsson P1i, which launched recently. The iSkoot mobile software is available to Sony Ericsson P1i users via a direct download service through the “More Applications” icon in the Phone User Interface. The iSkoot mobile software is now also available from the Sony Ericsson website, www.sonyericsson.com. Sony Ericsson is supporting iSkoot to deliver mobile Skype features to its customers around the world.
“To satisfy the demand for our products and offer the best user experience possible, we are working hard to offer fully-integrated solutions. We are very excited to work with Sony Ericsson, whose leading devices and innovation delight their users. iSkoot works on existing mobile networks so that customers can use Skype right out of the box. Making Skype calling ubiquitously accessible is great for users and mobile carriers alike,” said Roy Erez, VP of Business Development at iSkoot.
“P1i users will be thrilled to have Skype on the go. We are very excited to have iSkoot enabled on the Sony Ericsson P1i and to be working with the leader in mobile-PC voice communications,” said Jan Fredander Product Manager, Sony Ericsson.
iSkoot’s solution supports the Skype Software, and the collaboration between the two companies will offer Sony Ericsson users on any cellular network the ability to make Skype-to-Skype 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) and receive Skype calls at Skype’s call forwarding rates for mobile numbers. This collaboration benefits Sony Ericsson customers worldwide and also generates value for carriers by bringing incremental minutes onto the mobile networks.
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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