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Update released for Skype: Still no video calling

A new 1.5 version of Skype for Symbian has been released. There are no massive changes to be seen, including the continued omission of video calling which to me is indicative of the fact that the 2.0 version is likely to be the announcement Skype is supposedly holding off until CES. Hopefully newer versions of skype intergrate video calling in addition to doing some major pretty-ing up the interface. As is, it’s not nearly as fun to use of a client as the iOS or Android versions.

Download link after the break.

Not sure if it’s my mobile or a problem with the app but I’m experiencing random freezes and crashes when trying to load old conversations. Tell us what you think of the update below.

Download Skype

Edit:

Rant Time:

Nokia need to get their Ovi Store 2.0 auto-update feature up and running ASAP, this whole hunting around for updates thing is just not gonna fly anymore. When the Ovi Store is opened, there should be a badge for Application updates with the number of available updates for different programs much like the Apple App store. Users select the updates that they want and then go about their business browsing the rest of the store offerings while their updates download and install in the background.

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  1. December 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Why is this taking so long? Skype integration was so slick in N900, with video calling too which was quite clear over WiFi and strong 3G.

    • Andre
      December 29, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      Between carrier reluctance and companies like Verizon and their exclusivity dealings, I think it’s fair to say we wont be seeing it for right now.

  2. Gaz
    December 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Um, not to sound rude but isn’t this a bit old by now? Skype 1.5 was released 8th dec.

    • Andre
      December 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

      Well maybe WE didn’t know or report it?

  3. KlawWarYoshi
    December 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    nokia should hurry up and bringt auto-update to ovi-store
    it is very complicated to stay tuned on all apps and to donwload and reinstall them

  4. December 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Fring works ok on video calls on my N8. I agree about app update notification. Also, I like to see a per country on N8 sales. I imagine Europe and Asia has the bulk of the sales or shipments.

  1. December 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

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