By Alok Saboo on February 18th, 2009
Having cornered vast majority of PC based VoIP communication market, Skype is getting ready to extend this domination in the mobile sphere. Skype is trying to liberate its users from the PC and enable them to make calls from mobile devices.
Skype already had a mobile version which allows users to make call to their Skype contacts using WiFi connection or 3G/2G data connection. Users can download the mobile client on their handsets and could use Skype to save on long distance and international calls.
Skype, as a part of its three pronged strategy, is now taking this forward, by developing partnerships with mobile manufacturer to tightly integrate and pre-install Skype on mobile handsets. Recently, Skype announced a partnership with Nokia at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to incorporate the Skype client in the company’s flagship N series smartphones. Nokia is by far the biggest handset manufacturer and this partnership could be a big move in making Skype available everywhere through mobile devices.
Skype, however, is not alone in this quest to capture the mobile VoIP market. Truphone already has client for Apple iPod, iPhone and the G1. Jajah is also trying to get its share of the mobile market. It will be interesting to see how this VoIP segment evolves, will keep you posted!!!
If you have used or are using any of the VoIP services on your mobile devices, share your experiences.
I also wanted to take a minute to introduce the latest additions to the blog and seek your opinion about it. Most of you would have already noticed the little search box in the left sidebar. Now you can search TruVoIP using the search box and find the desired results. Also, TruVoIP feeds seem to have moved to Google’s server and so the feed address has been updated. Please ensure that your feed reader refers to the updated address.
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