Monday, March 30, 2009

mobile skype: IPhone tomorrow, blackberry in May

Chicago (IL) - Beginning tomorrow, the Internet telephony giant Skype should release a mobile client for iPhone and iPod touch. The application will allow users to make free VoIP calls to other mobile and desktop Skype accounts, or to place cheap VoIP calls to landlines and mobile phone numbers, albeit only over the Wi-Fi network. The company also announced a Blackberry client slated for May, rounding up its initiative to expand aggressively into the lucrative mobile phone markets. Surprisingly, the advent of the most popular VoIP service for cellphones isn't chilling carriers anymore who have found ways to profit from the initiative.