Skype for Windows Phone drops its beta tag, heads to the Marketplace

Skype For Windows Phone

A stable version of the Skype for Windows Phone app has finally arrived. And being out of the beta stage, this release packs in a number of bug fixes as well as several other features. Potential users can head to the Marketplace to download the application free of cost.

From adding new contacts to commencing conference calls, the application should even allows users to make video calls to others in portrait mode. And when busy on another line, the call-in-progress notifications are most likely to kick in. Besides these, there are a number of friend management utilities as well. They include the ability to send and accept invitations as well as block and unblock contacts.

Through a post made on the official Skype blog, Derek Snyder, Head of Mobile Product Marketing at Skype, expressed, “Following the recent availability of the Skype for Windows Phone Beta app announced at Mobile World Congress, today we are releasing an official version of the Skype for Windows Phone app, which is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. You can also get the app directly from your Windows Phone.”

In addition to the aforementioned features, the application also brings in support for 18 languages including English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish and European Portuguese amongst various others. It’s even said to be fully compatible with handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 710, 800 and 900 as well as the HTC Titan, HTC Radar and Samsung Focus S.

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The Skype for Windows Phone app is available for download through the Marketplace for free, as earlier noted. Potential users will require a smartphone running WP7 Mango or later editions, to access the application.

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