Mobile operator 3 has teamed up with Skype to launch the 3 Skypephone – which lets you make free Skype to Skype calls and send free Skype instant messages from your mobile phone to other Skype users no matter where they are.
It is claimed to be the first time an operator has offered a mass market device that is tailor-made for free calling over the internet from a mobile. The handset uses Qualcomm’s BREW platform to enable Skype to work with core handset features such as address book and messaging. And it has all the other features you would expect, including a 2MP camera, MP3 player, mobile TV and internet, Bluetooth and expandable memory via microSD card.
It comes in black or white, with blue or pink trim and is available in the UK from 2nd November for £49.99 on a PAYG tariff or free on a contract.