T-Mobile G1 users will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of Skype with the addition of the “lite” version to the Android Marketplace—and an iPhone version may not be far behind.
Unfortunately, you are still subject to your standard carrier rates when calling with Skype Lite (no Wi-Fi or 3G required), but it does provide power users mobile access to their contact lists while on the go. The app should appear in the Android marketplace sometime in the next few days, while versions for other Java-enabled handsets from carriers like Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, LG, and Samsung should be available starting today. As for the iPhone, it seems that Skype reps at CES hinted that it is in development, but when we might actually see it is anyone’s guess. [Skype via PC World and azstarnet]