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7/11/2007
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David  DeJean
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No Skype on iPhone? Not So!

This just in to our All-iPhone-All-The-Time Desk: If you were bummed because you couldn't run Skype on your iPhone, weep no more. There's a work-around-around. You can install and run SoonR Talk, an AJAX app that works on the Opera Mobile browser version 8.6 (which you presumably also have to install and run) on your iPhone. At least that's Tom Keating's story in his VoIP & Gadgets Blog entry on TMCne

This just in to our All-iPhone-All-The-Time Desk: If you were bummed because you couldn't run Skype on your iPhone, weep no more. There's a work-around-around. You can install and run SoonR Talk, an AJAX app that works on the Opera Mobile browser version 8.6 (which you presumably also have to install and run) on your iPhone. At least that's Tom Keating's story in his VoIP & Gadgets Blog entry on TMCnet, and he's sticking to it.Of course saying you CAN do isn't like saying it's EASY or anything. SoonR Talk on your iPhone connects to the SoonR server, which in turn establishes a remote-control session with your Web-accessible desktop PC running a SoonR agent and the Skype client. (You see what's coming, don't you?)

That's right. When everything is hooked up properly SoonR Talk on Opera on your iPhone displays your Skype contacts list. You pick the person you want to call and SoonR Talk tells your PC to call your mobile phone using SkypeOut, and at the same time tells Skype to call your buddy and set up a conference.

It's not free, because you're at least making a SkypeOut call to your mobile (and potentially calling your buddy's landline or mobile as well). But it's Skype on an iPhone. One more small step for the iPhone. One giant leap for mankind.

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