We just got an invite to a Verizon Wireless/Skype joint news conference to be held next Tuesday morning (US Time) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Huh. What could they be up to?
The invite literally says no more than this:
Verizon Wireless and Skype will hold a news conference during the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Speakers will include:
· John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Wireless
· Josh Silverman, chief executive officer, Skype
Are they launching some kind of a deal to route Verizon calls over Skype? Maybe something to do with VoIP calling on smartphones - or non-phone 3G devices? Your guess is as good as mine. We'll know more starting at 11:15 am EST on Tuesday, February 16. Stay tuned!