Skype to support Android, WiMAX, Java handsets

James Middleton

January 9, 2009

1 Min Read
Skype to support Android, WiMAX, Java handsets

Internet telephony champion Skype on Thursday announced support for Android handset, Java-powered phones and Intel Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

Skype lite, a thin client version of the software brings the full functionality of the VoIP application to Android and Java capable phones, but uses the voice network to connect to an internet server to complete the call, and the data network for presence.

The company also announced the availability of an application for Intel-based MIDs, based on the Intel Atom processor and Moblin Linux OS.

Skype said the MID implementation will provide support for wifi, WiMAX, 3G and 4G devices going forward.

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James Middleton

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