Skype is coming to webOS phones soon… but there are two caveats. First, you’ll need webOS 2.0 to use Skype, and second the app will only be available to Verizon Wireless customers, at least in the US. The app is designed to let users make free Skype to Skype calls over WiFi or 3G, and make inexpensive calls to international phone numbers from anywhere. If you try to use Skype to make a domestic phone call, it will automatically be routed over the phone network and your normal minutes will apply.

I got a chance to preview the Skype app for webOS 2.0 recently. Unfortunately the lighting at the event was awful so the pictures didn’t come out quite as well as I would have liked. But you can see some of the basic functions in the images after the break, including the dialer, account settings, and option to select when to use Skype and when to use your carrier to make phone calls.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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