First Look at Skype for webOS on Palm Pre

Skype is coming to webOS phones soon… but there are two caveats. First, you’ll need webOS 2.0 to use Skype, and second the app will only be available to Verizon Wireless customers, at least in the US. The app is designed to let users make free Skype to Skype calls over WiFi or 3G, and make inexpensive calls to international phone numbers from anywhere. If you try to use Skype to make a domestic phone call, it will automatically be routed over the phone network and your normal minutes will apply.

I got a chance to preview the Skype app for webOS 2.0 recently. Unfortunately the lighting at the event was awful so the pictures didn’t come out quite as well as I would have liked. But you can see some of the basic functions in the images after the break, including the dialer, account settings, and option to select when to use Skype and when to use your carrier to make phone calls. Read the rest of this entry »

2 thoughts on “First Look at Skype for webOS on Palm Pre”

  1. Verizon seems intent upon keeping skype from using wifi. All the current Android phones on Verizon’s network have wifi Skype crippled (I thought Android meant “open”).

    I am wondering how they will deal with an iPhone when (if) they get it. I would like to keep my voice and data plans low (around $55 for both) and switch between cell voice and wifi Skype for my voice call needs. Currently only the iPhone on AT&T can do this but, AT&T,s coverage is spotty in my area (also I don’t know if they have a low voice and data plans), so I have been awaiting the iPhone on a different network.

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