20 thoughts on “Which mobile Skype client will win?”

  1. none of them will win!
    Fring is a free and fully functioning exxellent app
    get it at http://www.fring.com
    fring supports wlan on mobiles too so if you find a hotspot your voip is free šŸ˜€ work flawlessly on my Nokia N80, fring supports skype, google chat, msn and SIP.

  2. why oh why, when mobile Skype comes up that Fring gets ignored. it works well and also includes Googletalk functionality.

  3. The MNO are able (and willing) to block VoIP traffic. When Skype pulled their mobile client I assumed that, until agreements with the major MNOs had been reached, a release would do more damage than good.

  4. Why don’t you mention Fring? Its still the most complete messaging experience on a phone and the best mobile Skype client to me. Great Skype voice quality on Wi-Fi and great chat text messaging on GPRS. I use it daily.

  5. None of them, when the mobile VoIP market matures Skype will release a client on there own. I highly doubt very much the players in this space now are basing the success of there business on acting as a 3rd party developer for Skype. More likely they are using Skype as a tool for exposure to the market.

  6. Yea what about Fring! As the application becomes more compatible with more handsets it is bound to take major ground…

  7. Skype has been available on 3 handsets in the UK for a little while now. 3 are the first network in the UK to offer a decent amount of bandwidth inclusive with some packages which makes services such as Skype and Orb useful on the move – at last. I haven’t used it myself, having decided that all networks want my soul and I’ve now reverted to two tin cans and a piece of string.

  8. All right guys, sorry about missing Fring – it was late at night, and well, no reason for not to include them. I added them to the poll and also to the story.

  9. While the client debate is interesting, the mass market will not or cannot download and manage a client on their phone. Moreover, to get wide distribution, you need pre-install deals with the manufacturers. All of this is a long way away.

    As I understand it, Mobivox is the only player that offers Skype on every mobile phone with no client. This is interesting to me.

  10. I have had the chance to try MOBIVOX (only by invitation until public release). Any mobiles and no download are the most significant features that will make the difference for me as a non-tech skype user.

  11. to me truphone ads the most of value everyday. I started using Fring but the application was annoying. I had to uninstall it after a week of pain!

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