Skype for Windows Phone beta is now available
Microsoft has just announced that Skype for Windows Phone has finally landed on the Marketplace in its beta form, and it offers video calling, instant messaging and most other functions you’d expect. It is also making full use of the simplicity and cleanness of the Metro UI.
Voice calls on Skype for Windows Phone are supported not only over Wi-Fi networks, but also over 3G and 4G mobile networks. The app is well designed - while you’re in a call you just swipe to the left to get to the messaging window so you can simultaneously do both.
The application supports landscape orientation and it also allows for group instant messaging. It’s pretty simple to use too - you just tap on the live tile it creates, and you log in instantly without having to enter your credentials every time.
What we didn’t see in the demo is tight integration with your contacts and Skype working in the background (a la Viber on iOS and Android).
Download Skype for Windows Phone [Zune link]
source: Windows Team blog