Skype delays its mobile version, not the Skype’s fault

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Is Skype throwing the towel? After that Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom says the Symbian version of the VoIP client takes more times than expected, Eric Lagier, the company’s hardware and software business development chief, declares the mobile phone world is not ready for a mobile version of its Internet telephone service.

The new reason? High carrier charges. An easy answer to make Skype the champion of free calls.

Two days ago, iSkoot, a company providing a mobile applet to run Skype on cellphones, has received the Skype certification. ISkoot is also powering the Hutchinson-Three X-Series offer, the first one to package Skype VoIP service. Another Skype competitor, Truphone, has grabbed nothing but $24 million to develop its VoIP service currently available to Nokia E-Series, WiFi-enabled. So why Skype is lagging that much?

Jan 11, 2007 | By Nuno

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