Did you know the Nokia N900 had Skype video calling 7 months ago?

Skype video calling just rolled out for iOS devices, but it has been available on the N900 and Maemo 5 for seven months. The N900 is still the ultimate Skype mobile phone.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

Skype just rolled out video calling for iOS devices so now you can forget about trying to find friends with Facetime and make video calls to millions of people around the world. Did you know that Skype video calling was out and available for the Nokia N900 back in May of this year? The Nokia N900 is still the best mobile phone for integrated Skype support so if Skype is important to you then you might want to consider this device that has been out for over a year.

Skype for iOS devices is definitely a major new and welcome functionality since there are so many millions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners and now these customers can experience free video calling and instant messaging. However, it isn't the first mobile phone to get Skype video support, even though many are reporting it this way. The Nokia N900 launched with Skype service integration and in my foreign travels I made sure to have it on hand for free calls (when connected to WiFi in a hotel or other hotspot) back to my family in the US. Jason Harris wrote about the Skype video calling experience back in May and as you can see the user interface on the N900 is quite good.

The Nokia N900 also has support for several other services associated with your contacts and presents you with an awesome interface for knowing your contacts' status and interacting with them. You can share your status and location, make voice or VoIP calls, send email or SMS, or start up an IM conversation all from within the same view. The Nokia N900 is also a fantastic multitasking device and is a device that is still worthy of consideration in this day and age with the latest iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone 7 devices.

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