Beta Version Of Skype For Windows Phone Finally Released!

Windows Phone 7 users, the wait is finally over! Skype has just announced via its official blog that it has released a beta version of Skype for Windows Phone. The app is already live in the Marketplace and can be downloaded from here.

The app does not integrate at all with the core WP7 OS as rumors were suggesting, but hopefully will happen with Apollo.

Skype for Windows Phone will allow users to make free audio and video calls to other Skype users via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi. The app has been optimized for the Nokia Lumia 710, Lumia 800, HTC Titan, Radar and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. Even though the Lumia 800, 710, and the 1st gen WP7 handsets don’t have a front-facing video camera, video calling on these handsets is possible via the rear camera. The final version of the app is expected to hit the WP7 Marketplace sometime in April this year.

Video

Features as seen in the video

  • Works with Back Camera for 1st generation windows phone which do not have front camera like Lumia 800
  • WP like Contact List via Jumplist
  • Swype to Side to view profile
  • Landscape Mode for Video
  • Instant Message Popup in video with swype to reply
  • Instant message with Group Support

What is Missing :

  • Pin Contact
  • Skype Contact Integration with native phonebook so you can push a call right from your contact list or at least link it

Screenshot :

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