Microsoft at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona announced the Skype for Windows Phone beta. “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 Credit, create and hold one-to-one and group chats, and update your profile and account information, among others features,” Microsoft blogged.
With Skype for Windows Phone you can:
- Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
- Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).
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. The following devices are already tested 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
You can check out the app in the video below: