Skype Offering Beta App for Symbian Platform
Today Skype announced Skype for Symbian beta, a free application that brings Skype features to Symbian phones. Skype for Symbian supports free Skype-to-Skype calling; phone calls with Skype credits or subscription; receive calls on your online number; instant messaging; group conversations; and file sending and receiving. Skype for Symbian works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections. This beta version of Skype for Symbian supports select Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and 2 handsets, including the E71, E63, E51, and the N96, N95, N81, N79 and 6220 Classic/Navigator. Skype said a full release is planned for Symbian early in 2010.
Skype 5.5 for iOS8 Adds Support for Extensions
Skype today updated its iPhone application to version 5.5. The latest rendition of Skype takes advantage of extensions, which are a new feature of iOS8.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.