Monday, November 12, 2012

Skype for Windows Phone 8 - Official preview

Since Microsoft announced that its is discontinuing with the Live Messenger and replacing it with Skype, all eyes have been fixed at Microsoft and Skype for the details to come out as to how Skype app will figure out at the Windows 8.
On November 11, the Skype team finally came out with its own preview - remember it is Skype preview and will be boastful of their product. Soon the customer's specific reviews would come up for a detailed analysis of the Skype in Window 8 instead of Messenger.

However, there is a caution here and that is that "Skype for Windows Phone 8 is not integrated into the Windows Phone OS and that it is just like any other app that is to be downloaded and installed."

Now let us see What’s New:
  • See all your Skype contacts in the People Hub and start a conversation with just a tap
  • Sign in with your Microsoft Account and IM with your Messenger buddies
  • Even when the app is closed, you’ll begin to receive some call and message notifications so you can respond right away (under development)
  • Call friends and family with free Skype to Skype voice calls over 3G* or WiFi
  • Make free video calls to anyone else on Skype
  • Make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines
  • Send IMs or group IMs
* Operator data charges may apply

To install Skype, your system must have following minimum requirements:
  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 requires Windows Phone 8
  • To ensure the best quality experience, Skype for Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory
Want to know more? Visit Skype for Windows Phone

The Windows 8 Skype app preview can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store


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