The world of social mobile apps is heating up. Nokia is adding Skype to its Nseries devices, in a bid to ramp up its data services this year.
The Nseries handsets, which run on Nokia's Symbian S60 operating system, will have a Skype application built into the address book so that users can see when their contacts are available. As with desktop Skype, users will also be able to pay for VOIP calls through Skype to mobile or landline numbers.
The integration will start with the much-anticipated N97, which will be released in June. It will then become part of all subsequent Nokia Nseries handsets, which will be in the company of social-mobile phones like INQ's Twitter- and Facebook-enabled phones and 3's Skypephones