iSkoot for Skype Launches in Android Market
iSkoot is First VoIP Application Available in the Android Market
SAN FRANCISCO - Oct 22, 2008 – iSkoot, a leading provider of Web communication services made for mobile phones, today announced that its mobile application, ‘iSkoot for Skype’, is launching in the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store. iSkoot for Skype is the first VoIP solution available in Google’s Android Market.
iSkoot for Skype makes it easy and affordable for people to keep in touch with friends, family and contacts with an always-on-the-go lifestyle. iSkoot for Skype leverages the voice-optimized circuit-switched wireless networks of mobile carriers, allowing for full operation even without access to WiFi or 3G networks and ensuring the best possible call quality. Normal carrier voice and data charges always apply.
“We are honored to be the first mobile VoIP application available in the Android Market because we are dedicated to bringing carrier-grade Web communications services to mobile phones and platforms around the globe,” said Jim Hudak, iSkoot Vice President of Business Development. “iSkoot continues to work on delivering innovative products that give people a rich mobile experience so that they can cut the cord from their desktop.”
Available immediately for download in Google’s Android Market, iSkoot for Skype also runs on nearly all major mobile platforms, including J2ME, S60v3, UIQ, Palm, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. Android is an open and compressive mobile operating platform developed by an alliance of leading technology and wireless companies including Google Inc., T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola, and many others.
iSkoot has built significant momentum during the past year with the recent acquisition of Social.IM, the social network IM client, which positions iSkoot to grow beyond mobile VoIP and create a compelling and valuable consumer solution with a growing lineup of Web communications that can be integrated and pushed to your phone.
For more information, visit www.iskoot.com.
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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