New iSkootMobile Solution Helps Business users work more effectivelyEnables Treo 650 and 700p Users to Access Skype Calls
CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 13, 2006 – iSkoot, the service provider for mobile Internet communications solutions, today announced a new version of its mobile phone application, iSkootMobile, which extends support to the Treo smart phones. iSkootMobile is a small-footprint client software application that connects mobile phones to PC-to-PC networks. iSkoot now allows Treo users to place and receive Internet calls through the Skype service from their mobile handsets, without the need for PCs, special hardware, or Wi-Fi hot spots.
With the free iSkoot download, in addition to all the other advanced features of the Treo smartphones, including email, phone, web browsing, and organizer applications, users can enjoy the benefits of Internet telephony directly from their handset.
Roy Erez, Vice President of Business Development, iSkoot, said, “iSkoot is dedicated to helping people get more from their mobile phones. With iSkoot, users can better manage the way they call, they can reach people when they become available on their PC, make cost effective international long distance calls and manage their availability.”
“The Treo communities are on-the-go road-warriors who benefit greatly from the ability to use PC functionality when away from their PCs. These are cutting-edge users who seek out the most advanced technological capabilities to enhance their daily communications. Packing a powerful value in a small package, smartphones have become required tools for today’s professional on the go. With iSkoot, members of workgroups can better communicate; they know when their co-workers are available to be called and don’t waste time leaving and listening to voice mails. In addition, through availability management, customers and partners find it easier to stay in touch from around the world. To top it off you can also reach people anywhere in the world without paying interconnect fees by calling them on their PC.“
The iSkootMobile phone application for Skype Software is now available for the Treo 650 and 700p smart phones for free at www.iskoot.com. Users can simply download the small iSkootMobile phone application to their handsets, log onto their Skype accounts, and start calling and receiving calls from their online buddies on their mobile phones.
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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