A native Skype application for Symbian has just entered beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and Feature Pack 2 devices, there is no support for S60 5th Edition yet but the press release promises support for even more devices with the production release which is expected in Q1 next year.
Skype for Symbian supports:
- Free Skype-to-Skype calling
- Call phones with Skype credits or subscription
- Receive calls on your Online Number
- Instant Messaging
- Group conversations
- File sending and receiving
The application needs 6MB of space and must be installed in the phone memory. Worth noting here is the fact that certain devices such as the N86 and the E72 are not mentioned in the compatibility list, despite being FP2 handsets.