I was going through the Ovi store the other day on my wife’s Nokia 5530 xpress music touchscreen phone. I stumbled upon Skype for Nokia touchscreen phones. I have been using Fring but the experience wasn’t very good. My contacts would not show up online and many other issues.

So I downloaded and installed Skype on the Nokia 5530 and I started it up. From the first screen I knew this was going to solve my problems. The application looks awesome, has the Skype easy and simple user experience and you can do anything you want from Skype directly on your Nokia 5530.

  • Sign in or Sign up
  • Send and Receive Calls using WiFi (I would recommend not using a data plan connection)
  • IM contacts
  • Share pictures, videos etc
  • Use phone contacts to call

One thing that I did find missing was the conference feature. Good thing if someone using a desktop skype conferences you in, you wont have that issue.

All in all, a must have app for the Nokia touchscreen series phones.

See the following links

Ovi Store: Skype.

http://about.skype.com/press/2010/03/symbian.html

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/symbian/

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/03/nokia-adds-skype-to-ovi-store-foreshadows-death-of-regular-phon/

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