Skype is now available for Android handsets (video)

Skype AndroidToday was launched Skype for Android, a new mobile application meant to make your live easier.

You can now enjoy Skype directly on your smartphone via Wi-Fi or data connections like GPRS, EDGE and 3G but you’re device must run Android 2.1 OS or higher.

Some features of Skype for Android include:

– Make low rate Skype calls to landline or mobile phones
– Send and receive instant messages to one or a group of friends on Skype
– Synchronize contacts between Skype and the native address book and after synchronization place Skype calls directly from the native address book.
– See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or chat
– Easily import names and numbers to the Skype application from the native address book
– Receive calls on their Skype online number

Although not all Android phones are compatible with Skype, including the Samsung Galaxy S (which has some minor issues), there are a lot more smartphones with Android 2.1 or higher that have already been tested and supports Skype: HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone XT720, and Motorola Milestone.

Skype for Android supports the following languages: English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Simplified Chinese & Traditional Chinese.

Skype for Android is already available for download via Android Market.

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