Skype 1.1 now out for most Symbian devices

Published by at

Skype for Symbian has been updated to version 1.1 and is now available for most Symbian (3rd Edition and 5th Edition) devices, either directly on the handset from or as a download from the Ovi Store. Apart from minor cosmetic changes, the interesting improvement seems to be a reduction in the amount of RAM that the application uses, now down to around 10MB on the AAS N97, acceptable on a modern-firmware-equipped device.

If you’ve not logged on to Skype from your mobile for some time, there is a bit of a lag as it launches, while the client caches your old IM conversations and contacts, but once that’s down, it’s a solid application, offering you the ability to handle multiple IM conversations, group chats and voice calls easily. Latency was small and IM arrived on the mobile client within a second of arriving at our desktops.

Skype for Symbian 1.1 Skype for Symbian 1.1 

Quality of the call is a touch scratchy, but it’s as good as other handset-based VoIP solutions (and the usual caveat applies of making sure your internet connection is Wifi or you have a clear understanding of your 3G data tariff!).

Skype for Symbian 1.1 Skype for Symbian 1.1

Download from the Ovi Store.