Mobile Skype launched for PDAs

Thanks nathanintu. The peer-to-peer phone program Skype, which lets computer users make free calls to each other anywhere in the world, is going mobile, with a version released for PDAs (personal digital assistants).

Whether there are enough people who are willing to make a phone call with their personal digital assistants in a train station or library remains to be seen.

But Skype Technologies founder Niklas Zennstrom — who also co-created the song-swapping program Kazaa — said the new PocketSkype service was a logical step. He said it is likely to appeal to travellers and tourists who don't want to pay high roaming fees on their cell phones.

"While it's very convenient to use Skype when they're sitting in their office or at home, many people want to be mobile and want to be able to move around," he said.

PocketSkype works the same way as the desktop version, which boasts nearly 10 million users who can call each other for free.

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