First it was free sat-nav, now it's free calls via Skype. Not content with giving the finger to sat-nav manufacturers, Nokia is aiming an inflammatory digit at mobile operators with the announcement of Skype for its smartphones.
The Skype for Symbian app lets you make free calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world, and super cheap calls to landlines or mobiles, locally and internationally. This all happens over the internet, bypassing the mobile networks entirely. The app is available on Nokia's Ovi Store now, and will support Symbian smartphones made by Sony Ericsson soon.
It's also an instant messaging program, so you can share pictures, videos and other files for free. Go over a Wi-Fi connection and you'll skip any pesky data charges too - particularly useful when roaming. So what do we need our SIM cards for again?