Skype-Trolltech deal should speed up time-to-market for Skype WiFi apps

If you are Skype, you really, really want your User Interface to connect smoothly to the operating system used in Skype-certified WiFi handsets.Best way to accomplish this is to choose an application platform that bridges what could be a chasm if not handled well.

If you are Skype, you really, really want your User Interface to connect smoothly to the operating system used in Skype-certified WiFi handsets.

Best way to accomplish this is to choose an application platform that bridges what could be a chasm if not handled well.

I am guessing that's a key reason why Skype announced earlier this week that they have selected Trolltech's Qtopia as the preferred platform for doing exactly what I described.

Trolltech=mobile device software and solutions developer, based in Oslo, Norway.

As several Trolltech execs told a bunch of us have told us during the Von show here in San Jose, the advantages are not only the connectivity, but the time-to-market for Skype devices with User Interfaces containing the programs Skype users want to work with smoothly.