Thursday, April 09, 2009

Skype moves in on cellphone industry - The Boston Globe

I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that the iPhone is not a great phone…

Skype makes software for Wi-Fi-equipped smartphones using Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile operating system, but like Windows Mobile, the software has never caught fire. Two other iPhone programs, Nimbuzz and Fring, also enable Wi-Fi calls over the Skype network; neither has gained much traction. But since Skype unveiled its software for the Wi-Fi-capable iPhone nine days ago, customers have downloaded more than 2 million copies of the free program. That means about 12 percent of the world's 17 million iPhone users downloaded Skype in less than two weeks.

Skype moves in on cellphone industry - The Boston Globe

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