Two million Skype downloads for the iPhone

We knew it was big, but two million downloads in two weeks? That is big. Yet these are the figures that mobile VoIP client Skype are touting as the number of downloads that have been made from Apple's App Store for the iPhone. Figures released via the company's official blog claims that since the Skype application, that enables free and reduced cost international calls, became available to download on 31 March, they have been seeing an average of two to three downloads every second. They make further claims that they only took two days to reach 1 million downloads. Although the current version of Skype for the iPhone is only accessible via Wi-Fi hotspots there are plans to develop a version that will work across standard mobile networks, though many operators are said to not be in favour of this as it could lose to a loss of revenue.

 

Skype is already available for Microsoft Windows Mobile devices as well as Google's Android platform, while a BlackBerry version is expected next month. In addition, operator 3 has enjoyed great success with their Skypephone range, including the S2 which comes with Skype preinstalled on the device.

 

To read the story on Skype's official blog, click here.

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