Today in Mobile

It’s tough to overstate the potential impact of Skype for Symbian coming to Nokia’s Ovi Store (although a lot of people seem to be trying). While Skype already offered a Symbian version, having the app available through Ovi Store — which is gaining impressive traction — will increase awareness of Skype and boost downloads. Nokia’s massive worldwide footprint is well documented, and the app seems particularly well-suited for the emerging markets where Nokia has such a stranglehold. It’s a win-win for both Skype and Ovi Store, and a substantial loss for network operators.