Skype announced today that it has released a new “thin” client – Skype lite (beta) – available for Android-powered devices and over 100 other Java-enabled handsets from the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG. The launch of Skype lite also marks the first time a mobile version of the app is available for use in the US.
According to the official Skype lite site, the beta app’s major features include:
- Local rate calls to your Skype contacts wherever they are.
- Call on Skype wherever you are – no WiFi or 3G required.
- Instant message from your mobile.
- Save on international and long distance calls to phones and mobiles.
For an official list of Java-enabled, (currently) supported devices, head on over to the Skype for your mobile site.