Mobile device maker Nokia said today it has made Skype available as a free download in its online Ovi Store.
The new Skype for Symbian software will allow more than 200 million Nokia smartphone users globally access Skype over a WiFi or mobile data connection.
Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia smartphone users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users, save money on international calls and texts, and share pictures and videos.
"Symbian enables us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype," Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President for Smartphones, Nokia.
"We’re seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day on Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones will have wide appeal to Symbian users."
Skype for Symbian will run on any Nokia smartphone using the latest version of the Symbian platform. Skype said it plans to introduce Symbian to mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.