Phone Scoop takes a hands-on look and how the Skype application for Verizon works. We're happy to report that it works quite well. Most of Skype's desktop features are offered in the mobile version, and the ability to reach out to Skype contacts is seamless.
Skype has done a good job of integrating the application into the native Android and BlackBerry platforms, and users of those devices will feel at home with the new application.
It is easy to access Skype contacts, import Skype contacts, make calls and initiate chat sessions.
Our favorite feature is the ability to see who is online and who is not, via the presence feature of the application. This means you have a live view of who's available to talk or chat.
Perhaps the one issue we have with the application is that it will ONLY work via Verizon's CDMA voice network. It won't work over Wi-Fi, which is something Skype mobile apps have traditionally offered. We feel this removes an important element of user choice.
Still, it works well, and will certainly make Skype addicts happy. Here's a video review of how it works.
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