updated 09:25 am EDT, Thu April 13, 2006
EQO Mobile for Skype beta
EQO Communications today announced immediate availability of a Mac OS X version of EQO Mobile for Skype, which can extend Skype VoIP calling and messaging to virually any mobile phone. EQO Mobile lets users make and receive Skype calls, exchange Instant Messages, and view presence information about their buddies over the Skype network from more than 45 different phone handset models from vendors including Nokia, Motorola, Palm, and Sony-Ericsson. Most recently, EQO announced support for Palm TREO 650 and Motorola ROKR, SLVR, and RAZR handsets. Using a combination of a phone-resident J2ME client and a presence-enabled VoIP signaling network, the EQO Mobile Internet Phone Service is capable of bridging online identity, VoIP calling, and Instant Messaging services to more than 200 million J2ME-capable mobile phone handsets already in use worldwide. EQO Mobile is available for free to consumers as a Beta product via the EQO web site.