Skype Gets More Mobile

There’s yet another way to take Skype with you when you’re on the go, thanks to a licensing agreement announced today between Skype and embedded VoIP software pioneer HelloSoft.

Skype will be incorporating HelloSoft’s VoIP technology in its communication software to support Skype calling devices running Windows Mobile 5.0 OS — too bad Palm Treo users — anywhere they are connected to the Internet. You can find a complete list of supported handsets here. ,

“We are always looking for ways to enhance the voice quality for Skype users,” said Eric Lagier, Skype’s Director of Business Development, Hardware and Mobile in today’s press release. “Working with HelloSoft will not only help provide millions of Skype users around the world the voice quality they expect from Skype, but helps deliver the same clarity on their mobile devices that they get on their computers.”

With HelloSoft promising seamless call handoff in the near term, this could significantly boost demand for smartphones.

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