Friday, December 10, 2010

Skype for S^3 review

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Skype is now officially supported for S^3 handset such as Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7, and E5(non S^3).

It includes SILK, our high quality audio codec, which should help make sure your calls are crystal clear, even when you’re on a low-bandwidth connection.
Skype lets you:
make free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM on 3G or WiFi *
- save money on calls and texts to phones abroad
- share pictures, videos and other files from your phone
The update also contains a number of interface improvements, making it easier to add contacts, navigate, add a photo to your profile and set your mood message. Additionally, we’ve updated the interface to better fit larger screens.
It's a good thing that skype has supported s^3 devices now but if you're not limited on contacting your friends using skype only then skype is no better than nimbuzz nor fring.

Why ?
  • No Video Call.
  • No loudspeaker feature.
  • Doesn't work with bluetooth headset if bluetooth connection is not enabled before a skype call is initiated.
I'm pretty sure the said features above will come after an update but the question is when that update is coming?..  So for now, unless i don't have other way of calling a friend via VOIP except skype, I'm sticking to nimbuzz for a while.

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From Skype Blog