Nokia smartphone users get Skype

Mobile phone giant Nokia has announced that that its smartphone users would be able to make free calls as it launched its version of Skype.

Internet phone pioneer Skype also said that its VoIP calling app was made available via Nokia's Ovi storefront.

Skype for Symbian on a Nokia Series 60 smartphone can be downloaded for free from Skype's Web site or a site such as CNET Download. com.

Skype, which was launched in 2003, allows its users to make free calls from a computer connected to the internet to other subscribers worldwide.

In addition, the development will offer option of sending free messages, share files and make calls to phones at discounted rates.