Skype 2.0 for Symbian
Today we have released Skype 2.0 for Symbian.
In this new release we have introduced some new features, namely:
- Contact finder
- Send contacts
- Update Skype status automatically using your calendar
- Make emergency calls via PSTN
- We’ve also made some minor user interface updates and bugfixes.
Download the new version of Skype for Symbian from the Ovi Store, or from skype.com/m on your device’s browser. If you prefer to install Skype via your computer, you can find specific download links to your Symbian flavor at the end of this post in the list of supported devices.
Some more details of the new features we’re introducing:
You can now find out which of your friends in your phone’s contact list are using Skype. In addition, you can show their phone numbers in your Skype contact list.
You can now share your contacts with other people on Skype.
Update Skype status automatically using your calendar
You can now set Skype to automatically change your online status to available/busy depending on your calendar status.
Make emergency calls via PSTN
In case you need to make emergency call and try to do it in Skype, it will now be routed through the PSTN. This feature works only on Symbian^3 devices.
Please bear in mind the following known issues while using Skype 2.0 on your Symbian device:
|Calling||Symbian S60 5th ed devices||Voice is lost when receiving a SMS message in the middle of a call||Put call on hold for a moment or re-connect the call|
|General||Symbian S60 5th ed devices||Widget background uses picture if picture is set as wallpaper. Widget background is inherited from the wallpaper. All other widgets use theme background.||None available|
|Login||Symbian S60 5th ed devices||Can’t sign for the first time when ‘Ask when needed’ is selected at connection prompt.||Add WiFi or 3G access point to a Destination before starting the client.|
|Login||Nokia C7||“Remember me” check box is gray and not click-able.||None available|
|Calling||All||When calling a phone via Skype using the phone’s native dialer, the avatar picture displayed is not always correct.||None available|
|Contact Sending||All||Sending a contact to a Skype for Mac will fail.||None available|
Touch Platform (S60 5th Edition) – version 188.8.131.52, download:
|Nokia 5800||S60 5th Edition||V 21.0.025, Custom : 40.0.005|
|Nokia N97 mini||S60 5th Edition||v11.0.045|
|Nokia N97||S60 5th Edition||V 12.0.026 , Custom 12.026.209.07|
|Nokia X6||S60 5th Edition||v 12.0.091|
|Nokia 5530||S60 5th Edition||20.0.080|
|Nokia 5230||S60 5th Edition|
|Nokia C6||S60 5th Edition|
Symbian^3 platform – version 184.108.40.206, download: