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Nokia unveils mobile Skype product

Antony Savvas

Skype and Nokia have announced a joint collaboration on wireless connectivity at this week’s CES conference in Las Vegas.

The Skype voice over IP product will soon be available on Nokia’s new N800 Internet Tablet device, launched at the CES show.

The pair said the offering would make the familiar desktop Skype experience truly mobile, wherever users could find a wireless connection.

The Skype-enabled N800 tablet is both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth short-range wireless compatible.

Skype has 136 million registered users, a market Nokia is keen to tap into with its devices.

Eric Lagier, Skype director for business development for hardware and mobile, said, “Working with the leading mobile-handset manufacturer puts us in a unique position to get Skype to the mobile masses. The Nokia N800 is an excellent platform for taking Skype conversations beyond the PC.”
 
The first Skype implementation on the Nokia N800 is expected to be made available for download by the end of the first half of 2007, said the pair.

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