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Skype Lands on Nokia Symbian Belle

Massively popular VoIP platform Skype has dished out a brand new variant of its mobile application for the Symbian Belle users.

Prior to this, users of Nokia smartphones powered by the Symbian Belle OS had no way to run Skype on their devices. The move by Skype seems to be a well calculated one, as Nokia is planning to upgrade a handful of its smartphones, including the likes of Nokia E7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia N8 to Symbian Belle on February 8th.

The brand new Skype for Symbian Belle app brings along with it the support for instant messaging, voice calling, as well as an updated user-interface, designed exclusively for Nokia's proprietary OS. Skype claims that the overall functionality of the app has also been beefed up significantly. The only downside with the new app is that it won't support video calling.

The app is available for Nokia users in the US only, however, according to various sources it will be made available for Symbian Belle users in the UK pretty soon.

Some believe that the app was released by Skype because Nokia is indirectly a part of the Microsoft Family or is it not?

[Source: Ubergizmo]