I got my 3 skypephone on January 4, 2008, and I just thought I'd share what I have found out about it.
Update: On November 30, 2010, 3 turned off Skype service in their network. The built-in Skype client in this phone is now useless.
The 3 skypephone went on sale late 2007 and was one of the first phones in Sweden to support 3G networking, yet it was very small and light. The first iPhone was also released in 2007, but it didn't support 3G and was not sold in Sweden. The iPhone 3G wasn't released until 2008-07-10.
About the phone
|Marketed as||3 Skypephone (www.3skypephone.com)|
|Size & weight||100x44x14 mm, 86g|
|Power||3.7V 1150mAh Li-Ion, 11 days standby claimed, 4.3h talk claimed|
|Mobile Data||3G (UMTS), max 384/384kbps|
|Included storage||512MB micro-SD card|
|Web browser identity||Amoi 8512/R21.0 NF-Browser/3.3|
|Skype client||Thin client by iSkoot|
|Modem (response to ||
Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Revision: M6260A-KYRZ-2.1.3022 1 [Aug 10 2007 08:00:00]
Skype feature support
|Contact list with online status||yes||yes|
|Skype-to-Skype voice call||yes||yes|
|Notification of incoming chat||yes||no (*)|
|Skype video calls||yes||no|
|View User profiles||yes||no|
|Respond to authentication requests||yes||yes|
(*) You are notified of an incoming chat only if Skype is active, but in order to lock the keypad, you have to return the phone to the idle mode. Thus, if you keep your phone in your pocket, your will still appear to be signed in, but your friends will think that you are ignoring them. You will have to take it out, unlock the keypad and press the Skype button to find out if someone is trying to chat with you.
(**) Only the free Skype services are supported, but they are only available on the phone for 30 days after every refill (SEK 150 minimum) of your prepaid card (3Kontant). You can not take advantage of the low SkypeOut calling rates.
|Dark text on light background||Good viewing angle|
|Photos||Poor viewing angle|
|Playlists||Can be created and named, but they are not saved|
|Headset||Included, mini-USB plug, mediocre audio quality|
|Equalizer||A few fixed settings, sometimes changes don't bite|
Java applications compatibility
Applications run, but keyboard input doesn't work (except for navigation keys).
|Opera Mini||Blocks multitask key, you have to quit to access other phone features.|
|Gmail||Useless, can't sign in without keyboard input.|
|Mini-USB||Headset. Charger. Computer: charge, PC-Sync, Mass storage device.|
|Bluetooth||Headset. Exchange files. OBEX File sharing. Modem.|
- Wikipedia: 3 Skypephone.