hello007> I have no idea why it shouldn't work. There are no special requirements for Skype AFAIK
Regarding the Chinese clone I bought, I updated the SW (it was a pain in the ass, it took me many hours although I'm very experienced with phones and computers). Unfortunately the new ROM didn't solve the main problem - incorrectly working touch screen (receives clicks even if I'm not touching it). I plan to send the phone back because it is completely unusable.
I'll wait until May for the GSmart.