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Monday, 6 October 2008

Skype for mobile beta test version nowhere near ready: Nimbuzz and fring skype better than Skype itself

The beta test version of Skype's official mobile client moved up to Beta 2. A small step in the right direction, but still a long way to go.

Skype for mobile Beta 2 lets anyone receive calls, see who's online on Skype, and chat on Skype's own instant messaging network.

But making Skype calls, the real reason why you'd use this program, is limited to users in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Sweden, UK, and the two biggest cities of Brazil.

So why bother with the official Skype program when you can simply use Nimbuzz or fring instead?

Chat and talk applications fring and Nimbuzz connect to all the major instant messaging networks, let you make SIP calls with just about every VoIP service available, and they do Skype as well. Making Skype calls, receiving Skype calls, Nimbuzz and fring let everybody skype without the geographical restrictions of Skype's own beta test program.

Skype for mobile (crippled beta test version)

Nimbuzz with Skype and much more
fring with Skype and much, much more

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