Friday, December 12, 2008

Skype 2.5 Available for Download on Windows Mobile

The Skype 2.5 beta for Windows Mobile was released this week. According to, the application already has over 200,000 registered users. In college I used Skype to talk to friends studying abroad so I am familiar with its features, but if you aren’t check out their Web site for more details. However, I do not possess a phone with Windows Mobile, nor do I have an overseas acquaintance who would appreciate hearing from me. In light of this, I have decided to look to The Download Blog:

"The application’s display is compact, intuitive, and full-featured.” This application has already registered more than 200,000 downloads from The mobile version places tabs for your various actions at the bottom of the app. By switching among them, you'll be able to change your online status and see missed calls and instant messages, initiate IMs, or place a call to your contact's Skype account, mobile number, or land line if you've purchased Skype Out. There's also a dialing pad to directly dial a call using an international format.
The call quality is going to vary based on your phone model, your headphones, and how fast and stable your data connection is. Test calls were excellent on the Samsung Omnia. The app's biggest drawback--on the touch-screen Omnia at least--is that the tiny icons and links are difficult to accurately press.”

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