Skype arrives to Apple iPhone, our first impression inside

31 March, 2009
One of the most popular IM clients is available for free from the App Store as of today. Having several iPhones at hand we were quite happy to give this newbie a spin and share with you our first impressions...

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  • John

This is useless if it kills the battery in two hours. That's a huge problem for the iPhone overall, worst battery performance.

  • ECBomb

is it just me, or i can't seem to find Skype in the AppStore???

Does it matter which country you're in? Cuz I'm in Canada, and it's been 2 days...and still can't find it...

  • Dani

You people got to realise that iPhone is the KING of touchscreens and could be KING of all phones at this moment, It might not say it on paper but the fact is iPhone is just ahead of all other phones in its categories and other categories.

Like someone said earlier in this forum 'Now that i own a iPhone, i couldnt go back to a normal phone'

iPhone is just to superior!

  • Anonymous

AnGeL, 01 Apr 2009Can u guys answer my question ? Suppose i have a nokia N96 with... moreThat's exactly how it works I call friends on their PC's.

Fring runs the calls through it's servers which can affect the quality, another one I use is Pennytel which is a VOIP client and let's me call normal phones.

  • Anonymous

To More Lost Sheeps, 01 Apr 2009Nokia's getting worse. It is a fact. RIM's getting worse. It is... moreYes, the iPhone is the future it's only early days, OS 3.0 will add a lot of functions to the existing hardware which is basically two years old.

Let's see what comes in June.

  • Fring Supporter

Anonymous, 01 Apr 2009I cant pass an opportunity to bash the iphone .... Skype ? Ev... moreSolemnly Agreed...

  • To More Lost Sheeps

Anonymous, 01 Apr 2009Yes letís look at it! Apple first phone sold so far more than ... moreNokia's getting worse. It is a fact.
RIM's getting worse. It is also a fact.
Motorola's dying. It is about time.
Sony Ericsson's joining Motorola. This is true.
HTC's making more devices without direction.
Samsung's coming in fast.
LG's tailing behind Samsung.
Where's Apple? Still that Iphone? Wow. That's the future?

  • yohan

can we use this in nokia n73??

  • AnGeL

Can u guys answer my question ?
Suppose i have a nokia N96 with skype installed in it.A friend of mine has Skype on his Laptop.If i log into Spype through N96 & my friend logs into Skype through his Laptop,then will it be Possible for my friend to make a pc to pc call with me in my mobile(when I m logged into Skype in my mobile) without any Charge(Except the internet connection charge)?

  • Anonymous

To the Lost Sheep, 01 Apr 2009Geeze...the real world is so much bigger... Look at the patheti... moreYes letís look at it! Apple first phone sold so far more than 16 million units. Can you show us a Nokia smart phone which did that?

The only market segment where Nokia dominates is the cheap 1xxx and 3xxx units selling to the Asian and African market. That is ok since those poor peasants also need phones. But when we are talking about high end smart phones, then Nokia is nowhere. This sector is dominated by iPhone, HTC, RIMÖ

Nokia is getting worse and worse and you know that to, otherwise you wouldnít be here on the iPhone topic.

  • To the Lost Sheep

Anonymous, 01 Apr 2009One thing that stupid Nokia fanboys donít understand Ė It does n... moreGeeze...the real world is so much bigger...
Look at the pathetic sales for Iphone and the amount of 2nd hand in the market. You mean it is still selling like hot cakes in your region? C'est Vrai?

  • Anonymous

trevor, 01 Apr 2009N96 is better than iphone, check the features...obviously trevor, you've never used an iPhone (or an N96 for that matter!)

  • Overhyped

I cannot believe people can live with the Limitation of Bluetooth Profiles and the Inability for " phone number edit before calls ". This device is only meant for kids. To all the kids out there, go do your research in EU/APAC.

  • dakkkkkk

Heh, I am using fring and Nimbuzz on my Nokia. I can recommend Fring of these two. Works on 3g, transfer is very small - 1Kb both ways, very good quality. Stable as well - has never frozen yet.

  • Anonymous

Eyal, 01 Apr 2009Does this skype version supports bluetooth headset? ThanksI just tested it with Bluetooth, it doesn't work.

Something else coming with 3.0?

  • Anonymous

JonBob, 01 Apr 2009Can you recieve a SKYPE call when not in the app? You can get Skype to divert to your mobile number when you are not logged in.

  • Eyal

Does this skype version supports bluetooth headset?
Thanks

  • Tallinex

Anonymous, 01 Apr 2009I was not able log in to the skype it crashes at once. You need to restart your phone after every new app installation

  • Anonymous

I was not able log in to the skype it crashes at once.

  • JonBob

Can you recieve a SKYPE call when not in the app?