Skype Lite Java client announced

Who knew that James Bond used Skype?

Skype announced the availability of Skype 1.0 Beta for Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) at CES yesterday. OK so what does that mean? Well for starters, it means a whole slew of devices will now be able to support the Java-based Skype Lite platform. So Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, and other manufacturers are now in the game, so to speak. T-mobile’s G1 powered by Google’s Android OS was probably the biggest winner in this announcement as far a compatibility is concerned.

This Skype Lite Java platform is not compatible with apple’s iPhone or iPod Touch devices, however. Until a native Skype client for those devices arrives, we’ll be stuck using something like fring for access. Not the worst thing in the world, but a native application would be great.

On another Skype related note, we at Chromis are still waiting for Skype and Digium to follow up on the news of Skype/Asterisk compatibility that was announced at Astricon in September. It was big news at the time, but since then I haven’t heard anything. I’d love to hear how the beta testing is going.

Zach Garcia

Zach Garcia

WI boy. AZ man. Husband of Lynn. Dad to Lyza Bea and Arden Jay. Lover of gadgets and home automation. Art collector. Eater. Home cook. Diner outer. Food nerd. Once ran *from* the bulls.

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