Skype available on X-Series from 3, enabled by iSkoot
CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 1, 2006 – Skype is today available on X-Series handsets from 3 UK. The solution uses the iSkootMobile software and is now available from 3 UK stores and in 3′s other markets around the world from early 2007. X-Series customers will be able to make unlimited Skype calls from their Nokia N73, with more handsets to follow.
“This is a significant milestone, as 3 is the first mobile operator to bring Skype-enabled mobile phones to consumers,” said Eric Lagier, Skype’s Head of Business Development, Mobile. “Skype has been working in close partnership with iSkoot, who have helped to make the promise of mobile Skype a reality.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Skype to bring this first-ofits-k-ind solution to Skype users,” said Jacob Guedalia, CEO of iSkoot. “Skype is the clear leader in internet calling and now, thanks to iSkoot, it is available on mobile phones and Skype users can always stay in touch.”
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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