March 30th, 2009

Mobile Coolness, Continued

Yesterday, I wrote about some cool things you can start doing with your mobile device.  Today, the New York Times published an article about Skype coming to mobile devices.  Skype is an Internet calling service that allows users to contact (voice or text) other Skype users at no cost and allows users to call landlines at a greatly reduced cost.

“The idea of bringing Skype to mobile phones has always been viewed by cellular operators as potentially threatening. It opens up the possibility that people will use their data plans to make calls using Skype, instead of the more expensive and profitable voice minutes on the carriers’ cellular networks.”

The announcement is expected to come tomorrow and the software is expected to be available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and some Blackberries.

This announcement is testament to the continued increasing importance of mobile devices in our lives.  Communication between us is getting more and more convenient.

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