Skype's Mobility Problem

Skype for Mobile wants to get on your cell phone, but technical hurdles and tough competitors may stand in the way

Concern that Skype's efforts to move into mobile calling may be in jeopardy surfaced on Sept. 28. That's when a Finnish newspaper published an interview with Skype Chief Executive Officer Niklas Zennstrom, who was quoted as saying the company is running into "technical obstacles" in making Skype service available on regular cell phones. Zennstrom also said he can't "give a timetable" on when Skype-enabled mobile phones from big manufacturers like Nokia (NOK) will debut.

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