WM Smartphone Support Added to Skype

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The newly released beta version of Skype 2.2 for Windows Mobile is the first that offers support for WM Smartphones. It also extends the number of supported Pocket PCs.

This free VoIP application allows users to make Skype-to-Skype calls or use the SkypeOut service to call regular landlines. It also has an instant text messaging component.

To make a voice call, the Pocket PC or WM Smartphone needs a high-speed wireless connection, which is why it requires devices with Wi-Fi or 3G.

Other New Features

The beta of Skype 2.2 includes more new features than just WM Smartphone support.

For example, it also offers an enhanced Today Screen plug-in that displays: presence status, missed calls, new chat messages, and voicemails.

Skype for Windows Mobile can be downloaded for free from it’s developer’s web site.

Skype-to-Skype calls are always free, but there is a fee for calling regular phones. A year of unlimited calls to any phone in the U.S. or Canada is $14.95.

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