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With Skype no longer supporting the chipsets used by Eten in their Glofiish series, that does seem to be the case. While there have been reports that the reason for this lack of support is due to the coding not being updated for the Samsung processors and that it would just be a matter of time before we see Skype on Eten products again, the question is, how long will that take?

Skype came out with Skype For Mobile 2.2 in July and almost 3 months later, we’re in the month of October and without any updates. I am not a coder so I am not sure how long these things take but surely there should have been another update in 3 months don’t you think?

Already I understand that Skype does not come with the Eten Glofiish X500+ and as such, users of this model do not have the Skype Receiver Switch installed. This is really sad because one of the things that makes Skype stand out from the rest of the competition is its ability to make VoIP calls just like a normal call, without the need of headsets for sound redirection. Are users of the X500+ able to confirm that they are no longer able to use such features?

If this continues, it sure looks like the X800 will not have the same capabilities as the X500 which is disappointing. It is not old technology which has no use in today’s world. In fact, with the uptake of VoIP on the rise, more and more people would be wanting to make such calls on their PDA.

All waits to be seen if either camps will be making any changes to their lineup anytime soon. I sure hope the support comes back. What do you think?

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Comment by PJMDS
2007-10-10 10:09:23

Skype 2.1 works well enough on eten devices, it’s slow but it works, the only bad thing is when we receive the history from a past conversation, the device almost freezes :(

Comment by Tariq Bamadhaj
2007-10-10 13:39:46


I have yet to actually access the history of past conversations seeing as I only use my device to make calls. How much RAM do you have when you usually run Skype 2.1?

Comment by PJMDS
2007-10-10 14:17:01

Hi Tariq, I run Skype from the SD card, it’s just a little slow when starts compared to running it from the ppc memory, it usually wasts about 6MByte of program memory, almost the same has the installation of the program.

The main problem is when you have a text conversation with someone in your PC skype, the next time that person is online and you are at the PPC skype you will receive the history of that conversation, until all the history is received the device will be very very slow.

Comment by Tariq Bamadhaj
2007-10-10 15:27:30


It would be best if you run Skype from the Main Memory. Maybe that will minimize or eliminate the slowdown altogether?

Comment by PJMDS
2007-10-10 18:50:52

In the past I always installed on main memory but the only diference is a litle faster start of the program, same huge slowdown when receiving conversation history, maybe it’s my fault, huge conversations :lol:

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