MWC 2012: Skype for Windows Phone beta now available

Summary:Skype for Windows Phone is one of the most anticipated apps for this new platform and today a beta version is available for you to try out for free.

One of the services people have been asking for on Windows Phone is Skype and there is good news coming out of Spain today as Skype and Microsoft announce the availability of a beta client that you can download and install from this link directly from your Windows Phone. I installed it on my HTC Radar 4G and it is running smoothly so far.

The final version will be available in April, but so far the beta seems quite stable. You need to have Windows Phone 7.5 on your device and the following have been tested and certified:

  • Nokia Lumia 710
  • Nokia Lumia 800
  • HTC Titan
  • HTC Radar
  • Samsung Focus S
  • Samsung Focus Flash

You can check out the YouTube video of the new application and service in action too.

You will notice the Nokia Lumia 710 does not have a front facing camera, but as long as your device has one camera then you can make video calls too. I am a die hard Windows Phone fan and this just makes things that much better. You can also check out Terry Myerson's blog post for more information on Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress.

Topics: Telcos, Collaboration, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Social Enterprise, Software, Windows


Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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