Skype voice and video calling for Windows Phone ready for Beta Testing! (via Skype’s Big Blog)

Many of you have been waiting for this. And today we are excited to announce
our new Skype for Windows Phone Beta app. This now makes Skype available on
almost all of the leading mobile smartphone operating systems. The gold version
of the app will be available in April, but starting today, you will be able to
download
the beta version
to test drive Skype for Windows Phone and share
your feedback with us
.

Skype for Windows Phone Beta* supports the most important Skype features
you’ve come to know and love. And you will be especially thrilled by the clean
and simple Skype experience that the Metro user interface delivers on your
Windows Phone. It has never before been so easy to connect with the people you
care about most.

Check out this video to see how the app works.

With Skype for Windows Phone Beta you can make free audio
and video
calls
** to your Skype contacts over 3G and 4G or WiFi***, make affordable
calls to landlines and mobiles using Skype
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, create and hold one-to-one and group chats, and update your profile
and account information, among others features.

This is only the beginning for Skype for Windows Phone…it’s just going to
get better and better. We see incredible potential to include Skype capabilities
in Windows Phone in order to enable a great experience for you.

You can download the beta version of the Skype for Windows Phone app for
free**** by clicking here
directly from your Windows Phone, or simply scanning the QR code below. You will
need to have a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5. You can check what version
of Windows Phone your phone is running at Settings > About.

We have already tested and certified the following devices for the best
performance of Skype for Windows Phone:

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

We love hearing your thoughts and questions, so please feel free to visit our
Skype
Support Network
or tweet your Skype for Windows Phone questions to @Skype.
Also, you can join us on Twitter by following the #SkypeMWC hashtag where we
will be sharing Windows Phone tips throughout the week.

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