Skype goes mobile, stirs industry

Apr 06 2004 - 12:43 PM ET | Unique
Skype is a popular peer-to-peer voice chat (or VoIP, voice over IP, in industry jargon) application that allows free "phone calls" to anyone else using the Skype application. It is made by the same people who made Kazaa, but isn't wrapped in the same controversy. Today a mobile version of Skype was released, available for Wi-Fi-equipped digital assistants. With the talk of WiFi becoming quite cheap, we should be seeing more phones with WiFi in the near future, which makes this announcement even more interesting. The software only runs on Microsoft's PocketPC platform so far, but the creator said it would be possible to write it for Symbian and Palm.