Thin is in: Skype lite (beta) launches for Android, 100+ Java-enabled phones

Skype announced today that it has released a new “thin” client – Skype lite (beta) – available for Android-powered devices and over 100 other Java-enabled handsets from the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG.  The launch of Skype lite also marks the first time a mobile version of the app is available for use in the US.

According to the official Skype lite site, the beta app’s major features include:

  • Local rate calls to your Skype contacts wherever they are.
  • Call on Skype wherever you are – no WiFi or 3G required.
  • Instant message from your mobile.
  • Save on international and long distance calls to phones and mobiles.

For an official list of Java-enabled, (currently) supported devices, head on over to the Skype for your mobile site.