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Nokia to Integrate Skype VoIP Services into Nokia Phones

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Skype and Nokia have announced a partnership that will bring Skype's VoIP platform to the Nokia range of mobile phones. Under the terms of the cooperation, Skype will be integrated into Nokia devices, starting with the Nokia Nseries. The Nokia N97 device will be the first to incorporate the Skype experience in the 3rd quarter of 2009.

The Skype software will be part of the address book of the Nokia N97, enabling presence - seeing when Skype contacts are online - as well as instant messaging. Nokia N97 owners around the world will also be able to use 3G and Wi-Fi to make and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice calls, in addition to low-cost Skype calls to landlines and mobile devices.

"Making Skype available everywhere through mobile devices is essential to fulfilling our vision of ‘enabling the world's conversations'," said Scott Durchslag, Skype's Chief Operating Officer. "Collaborating closely with Nokia to preload and integrate our software onto their devices will benefit the many Nokia customers who already use Skype, as it makes Skype easily accessible and simple to use on the go. It will also bring Skype new users who love Nokia's Symbian S60 experience."

"With more than 400 million Skype users worldwide, the integration of Skype on Nokia Nseries mobile computers is a significant step in bringing converged Internet experiences from the desktop to the world's most advanced mobile computer," said Jose-Luis Martinez, Vice President, Nokia Nseries.

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