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Verizon quietly pushes Skype Mobile onto select non-smartphones

Verizon quietly pushes Skype Mobile onto select non-smartphones
Darren Murph
Darren Murph|August 18, 2010 10:58 AM
Back in February, Verizon Wireless made it quite clear what phones could be used with Skype Mobile, and the whole lot were smartphones. Sometime between then and now, however, it seems as if the carrier (or Skype... or both) has had a change of heart, as today a select few non-smartphones are showing up in its database as being compatible with Skype Mobile. Samsung's $20-on-contract Reality, LG's $80-on-contract Chocolate Touch and the enV Touch are all displayed as being in support of Skype Mobile, leading us to believe that an even larger stable of VZW handsets may soon hop onboard. Meanwhile, perfectly capable Android phones like the Nexus One can't find a decent Skype client to save their life. For shame.

Update: Ah, ha! Now it's official, with Skype confirming that Skype Mobile is now available on VZW multimedia phones on the BREW platform.
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