Skype now available for Android HTC Wildfire

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Skype have just released a very welcome upgrade to Skype for Android. Previously Skype wouldn’t run on many Android phones as a minimum screen resolution of 480×320 was needed. This has now been fixed and you can now run the app on devices with 320×240 and 240×400 pixel screens.

As well as Skype chat you can use the Skype app to call regular landline and mobile phones as well as other people on Skype, either on 3G or over WiFi where available – all you need is some Skype Credit available on your account.

This now opens up Skype to popular mobile handsets and I’ve already downloaded it for my HTC Wildfire, although Skype say that they haven’t carried out their full suite of tests on these phones, so can’t guarantee full functionality or compatibility.

Regardless I was running the Skype Beta on an HTC Magic and it worked perfectly, so it was a real disappointment to find the full version wasn’t available for Android at release. However if you’ve got an Android handset you can at last download the latest version of Skype from the Android Market.

7 Responses

  1. Thanks for this post Chris, I’ve just downloaded it to my Galaxy S so will have a play later. It’s been a long time coming!

  2. Its a wonderful feature add this …but i guess its time most mobiles make the front camera mandatory, it will be a sure boon for all skype users

  3. yes i did search for skype.. but what came out was truephone… nimbuzz …and some other more which on should i choose

  4. I ve found Skype on market(dunno if this is releveant but i live i n Serbia),when i ve tryed to found it on their site ,it says that skype is not avilable for my handset.

    But i was able to find it and install it from market and everything is working .

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