skype nokiaSkype fans are about to get a huge leg up for using the service while on the go.

It has been announced that later this year Nokia Nseries phones will be receiving integrated calling from the popular VoIP service Skype.  The new fuctionality will be built-in to the N97 model, and owners who have previously purchased the phone will be able to obtain the same service via a firmware upgrade.

The best news is that Skype will be usable over both 3G and Wi-Fi so you will literally be able to use this new feature just about anywhere you want.  You will also be able to instant message with your contacts and the address book will be fully integrated so that you won’t have to be switching back and forth to find the person you need to call.

Similar abilities have been available in the UK via the carrier 3 for some time now, and it is surprising it has taken this long for the service to expand to other areas.

With the software being able to use Wi-Fi or 3G, this could significantly cut down on the number of minutes you use from your carrier, although you will have to check to see how your carrier will be treating these calls.  Over Wi-Fi they should be completely free, and I imagine on 3G it will count as data usage, so make sure you have a good data plan built into your contract.

Things are certainly getting more intersting in the mobile phone market, and looks to get even more so as time goes on.  Who will need a computer anymore if things keep going as they are?

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