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Friday, September 10, 2004 12:40PM IST (7:10AM GMT)
 
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Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0; Superior Quality, Mobile Voice Calling for PDAs With Pocket PC and WiFi
Calif, Luxembourg and La Jolla, United States

Skype Technologies S.A., the Global Internet Telephony Company(TM) that offers people around the world the ability to make superior quality voice calls via the Internet, today launched Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0. Skype for Pocket PC 1.0 is free software, developed specifically to enable Skype for PDA devices.

First unveiled as beta software in April, Skype for Pocket PC 1.0 enables the users of handheld computers with Wi-Fi and the Pocket PC operating system to make free unlimited calls from any Wi-Fi hot spot. The software can be downloaded for free and is available immediately at www.skype.com.

"With the launch of Skype for Pocket PC 1.0, Skype is expanding consumer choice in mobile, global communications by offering free Skype-to-Skype calling and affordable SkypeOut calls to any traditional phone number," said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype CEO and co-founder. "We are delivering greater platform and portability options for consumers looking to take advantage of the cost and quality benefits of Internet telephony. We will continue to expand platform choices for our users."

Skype for Pocket PC enables cross-platform voice calls to other Skype users running Skype for Windows, Skype for Linux or Skype for Mac OS X. All Skype software is free, easy to download, simple to use, and offers superior call quality and security. Skype users control their online presence and contact lists, and have many options to customize their overall Skype experience.
Skype for Pocket PC Free Features:

-- Free -- unlimited calling to all other Skype users with superior quality

-- Global Directory - user-built global directory of Skype contacts with numerous search options and an easy add-a-contact tool

-- Security - end-to-end encryption for privacy

-- Conference calling - the ability to participate in Skype conference calls with up to 5 people

-- Customization - My Picture image display

-- Mobility - Apply Skype from any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world

-- Multiple Skype accounts on one computing device

-- Instant messaging and more

Skype for Pocket PC includes the SkypeOut service, offering global calling to any traditional telephone number at local rates. The service allows Skype users to pre-pay and use their computing device and Internet connection to call landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world. SkypeOut Global Rate pricing is 1.7 Euro cents per minute (approx USD$0.02). The complete country rate sheet is available at http://www.skype.com/skypeout/help.pricelist.html

"Skype for Pocket PC 1.0 is a killer application for the wireless PDA market, offering a powerful new combination of wireless computing and mobile telephony," said Chris Shipley, technology visionary and executive producer, DEMOmobile "Skype disrupts the status quo and is creating significant demand for mobile and other new generation WiFi-enabled devices."

About Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0:

Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0 can be simply download from www.skype.com. processor and equipped with WiFi, a headset is recommended. Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0 works on any PDA running MS Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC software with a 400 MHz XScale processor and equipped with WiFi. A headset is recommended. The application download and a Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0 FAQ is available at www.skype.com

About Skype Technologies S.A.:

Skype, the Global Internet Telephony Company(TM), allows people everywhere to make superior quality voice calls via its innovative, free, peer-to-peer software. Skype is available in 20 languages and is the fastest growing voice communications offering worldwide. Since its launch in August 2003, Skype has been downloaded more than 21 million times. Skype Technologies S.A. is headquartered in Luxembourg and is growing its offices in London and Tallinn. Skype Technologies is privately held and backed by top-tier international venture capital firms, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Index Ventures, and Mangrove Venture Partners. www.skype.com

 
 
 
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