A bunch of Nokia news hit today as it’s Mobile World Congress time. In fact, if you’re interested in the new phones and product announcements, be sure to head over to Nokia Conversations.
My eyes went to another announcement today as Skype has announced the availability of Skype for Windows Phone. The beta application allows for both voice and video calling and will work over WiFi, 3G or 4G connections. You can use Skype’s low, low international calling rates to make quality calls worldwide.
Skype has been out on other mobile platforms, of course, for years. However we Windows Phone users were waiting with patience for the Microsoft-acquired Skype group to put out an installer for Windows Phone. The day is finally here!
Skype on Windows Phone uses the beautiful Metro UI and is just beautiful so far. I’ve loaded Skype on my Lumia 800 so I’ll be report how it goes the more I use it. As of now, the beta release supports these devices:
- Nokia Lumia 710
- Nokia Lumia 800
- HTC Titan
- HTC Radar
- Samsung Focus S
- Samsung Focus Flash
It’s said that the gold version will be unveiled in April.