Skype for Windows Phone Beta App Launches: MWC
The company has already tested and certified a number of devices for the best performance of Skype for Windows Phone.Nine months after Microsoft announced it was acquiring Skype, the voice over IP provider announced its debut on Windows Phone. The announcement makes Skype available on almost all the major mobile smartphone operating systems. The gold version of the app will be available in April, but starting this week, users will be able to download the beta version to test drive Skype for Windows Phone and share feedback with the company. With Skype for Windows Phone Beta, users can make free audio and video calls to their Skype contacts over 3G and 4G or WiFi, make calls to landlines and mobile phones using Skype Credit, create and hold one-to-one and group chats, and update profile and account information, among others features.
Users can download the beta version of the Skype for Windows Phone app for free through the Windows Phone. The app requires a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5. The company has already tested and certified a number of devices for the best performance of Skype for Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, the HTC Titan and HTC Radar, and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash.