14 August 2007
glossy cell phone from Steve Jobs has certainly been learning a lot of
new tricks lately. The latest application to get launched for the
iPhone is Skype, letting you chat it up via WiFi without munching into
those 900 minutes of airtime you get each month. Announced by Shape
Services, Skype for the Apple iPhone has been designed with the
iPhone's touchscreen in mind, complementing the design and interface of
the Apple mobile phone.
The fully mobile application makes use of SkypeOut credits for voice
calls, just as the desktop-based version would do if you were making
calls from your computer. If you have Skype Unlimited or Skype Pro, you
get "almost free calling from the mobile device to any PC with Skype or
any landline/mobile number."
Dubbed IM+ for Skype, the multi-platform application can be accessed on
the iPhone by pointing the Safari web browser to
http://skypeforiphone.com. You don't necessarily need a WiFi connection
to use the service, but I'd imagine the connection would be better
compared to EDGE.