Skype in Windows Mobile Smartphone? Or, will loose lips sink chips?

Word is flying all over the Web that the rather generically named Taiwan-based smart handheld device manufacturer High Tech Computer Corp. would like, totally, love to incorporate a flavor of Skype into Windows Mobile Smartphone-enabled handsets.

Word is flying all over the Web that the rather generically named Taiwan-based smart handheld device manufacturer High Tech Computer Corp. would like, totally, love to incorporate a flavor of Skype into Windows Mobile Smartphone-enabled handsets.

In fact, a postingfrom a HTCC engineer to an unspecified Skype has been making the rounds. Apparently it caused such a ruckus, the posting was deleted. That's according to mydaily Fierce Wireless newsletter,which just arrived.

Given that HTCC appears to have no Web site (at least one I could find), the presumption must be made that this is a company that likes to work below the radar. So, when one of their engineers publicly invites Skype to the dance, the best thing I could say is it sounds a bit out of character.

But not infeasible.

Today, an article in Computer Business Review Online suggests one way such a partnership could work is to equip such dual-mode handsets with WLAN connectivity. No version of the Smartphone currently offers Wi-Fi access.

Could work.

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