image_17The word on the street is that Skype are soon to release a native VoIP client for JAVA-enabled phones, including Android. Among others, ‘Skype Lite’ will also function on Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung devices taking the total number of handsets that will benefit from the release to over 100.

The new application has (allegedly) already been submitted to Google’s Android Market, and will become available for download over the next few days. There is no official word from Skype on this news yet, but according to SkypeJournal, there was a leaked embargoed story over at CNET (which is no longer online) supporting these claims.

We should have this all ironed out in a couple of days!

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.