EQO Brings Skype to Cell phones!

PhoneMag Image“EQO Communications today announced immediate availability of Mobile Instant Messaging for Skype, as part of EQO’s innovative Mobile Internet Phone Service for Skype product. The software is available for free as a Beta product to consumers via the EQO (pronounced “echo”) web site (http://www.eqo.com) and supports more than 40 different phone handset models from vendors including Nokia, Motorola, and Sony-Ericsson. Mobile Instant Messaging for Skype will enable Skype users to send and receive text messages to other Skype users via their mobile phones, start multiparty chat sessions, and check the status of their buddies, as well as standard features such as Skype calling, incoming Skype call management, and contact list sync. Using a combination of a phone-resident J2ME client and a presence-enabled Voice-over-IP (VoIP) signaling network, the EQO Mobile Internet Phone Service is capable of bridging online identity, VoIP calling and Instant Messaging services to more than 150 million J2ME-capable mobile phone handsets already in use worldwide. With more than 74 million registered users, Skype is the dominant player in Internet calling and Instant Messaging communications services worldwide.” via phonemag.com