Crackberries to follow suit in May
iPhone users will finally be able to enjoy the popular internet
telephony service Skype, and the Skype iPhone app will be available on
iTunes on Tuesday.
Punters will be able to make free calls to other Skype users, and
considering most iPhones sell with very attractive data plans, we are
sure there will be no shortage of interest. Some Skype features,
however, have been disabled. You won't be able to receive a second
Skype call or take part in videoconferences, but the outfit did not
rule out there features could be supported in the future.
The iPhone has been around since summer 2007, and Fring and TruPhone
VoIP services are already available for the platform. However, Skype is
more prolific, and Skype's CEO Scott Durchslag says Skype for the
iPhone has been the number one request from Skype consumers.
The company also announced it is planning to launch a BlackBerry service in May.