Skype has announced on its blog that they have released Skype 2.0 mobile application for the Symbian powered smartphones. Skype 2.0 for Symbian brings a bunch of new features, including the Contact finder, automatic Skype status update, emergency calls via PSTN, some user interface tweaks and bug fixes.
Symbian users can now update the Skype status automatically using the calendar and change your online status. Skype 2.0 lets the Symbian users to find out which of their phone contact list’s friends are using Skype, you can share your contacts with other Skype users, emergency calls now can be routed through the PSTN.
Symbian users should note that the Skype 2.0 application usage could affect the experience they receive from it and PSTN emergency calls feature works only on Symbian^3 powered devices. Skype notes that the “sending a contact to a Skype for Mac will fail,” while using Skype 2.0.
The list of Symbian S60 5th Edition handsets that supports Skype 2.0:
Nokia X6, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5800, Nokia C6, Nokia N97 mini, and Nokia N97.
Supported Symbian^3 handsets:
Nokia C7, Nokia N8, Nokia E7, and Nokia C6-01 handsets.
Symbian users can now download the Skype 2.0 app from Nokia’s OVI Store, and Skype.com/m or click on the following links.
Skype 2.0 (Symbian^3)
Skype 2.0 (Symbian S60 5th Edition)