IM+ for Skype: Cost - Effective Phone Calls Around the Globe

Skype Wirelessly Anywhere on BlackBerry smartphones

Orlando, Florida, Wireless Enterprise Symposium – May 7th, 2007 – SHAPE Services announced today the release of a new version of its IM+ for Skype Software for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM).

IM+ for Skype Software by SHAPE Services is a mobile client for Skype Software. It enables voice and text communication with other Skype users as well as cost-effective calling to landline or mobile connections. IM+ for Skype Software uses SkypeOut credits for voice communication ensuring cost-effective calls to any number around the globe. For users of Skype Unlimited plan (only USD 29.95 per year) IM+ enables almost free calling from a BlackBerry smartphone to any PC with Skype or any landline/mobile number. All you need is a BlackBerry smartphone and IM+ for Skype Software installed.

Providing desktop-like access to a familiar Skype experience from any mobile device is the plan of SHAPE Services. In the nearest future the company is going to release versions for Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Palm OS, Symbian OS and J2ME devices. A WAP version for universal access from low-end devices is also in the company’s plans for the upcoming months.

About SHAPE Services
SHAPE Services ( ) works in cross-platform mobile software development since 2002. SHAPE’ products keep the leading position in wireless IM and Remote Access markets. SHAPE’s flagship IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger supports public and corporate IM systems: MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, Yahoo!, Jabber, ICQ, Google Talk, MySpace, Skype, Microsoft LCS, Lotus Sametime, Reuters Messaging and Oracle IM on BlackBerry, Symbian (S60, Series 80, Series 90 and UIQ), Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, J2ME, i-mode, Palm OS and BREW.
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