Skype has introduced a limited beta of its Skype for Symbian VoIP client. This is being released for broader testing and feedback so that additional models can be supported in later versions.
This app allows users to make VoIP calls using Skype’s proprietary protocol. Features such as free Skype-to-Skype calling, receiving calls to the user’s Skype number, and calling landline phones with Skype credit are supported. Instant messaging (Skype-to-Skype), group conversations, and file transfer are also supported with this native application.
However, in this beta edition, the ability to do Skype video calls is not yet present.
The Skype for Symbian Beta is compatible with Nokia’s Symbian S60 Feature Pack 1 (v3.1) and Feature Pack 2 (v3.2) devices. This includes models such as the Nokia N95, N95 8GB, N82, N85, N79, and N96.
Those downloading the beta should install it to the main memory, not a memory card or internal storage. It requires about 6 MB of free space.
For more information and to download, visit the Skype for Symbian page on the Skype website.
This company has setup a forum where feedback about this beta is being gathered.
There are already versions of this app for other mobile operating systems, like the Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile.