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Richard Chao
02-27-2012, 06:07 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/44641/skype-for-windows-phone-pictures' target='_blank'>http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/446...-phone-pictures</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"...Pocket-lint caught up with our pals from Skype who were keen to show off the brand spanking new Windows Phone 7 app for the VoIP platform."</em></p><p><img height="400" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1330362172.usr117680.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>Microsoft announced the availability of Skype Beta for Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress today. &nbsp;The beta can be downloaded directly from the Market Place and will run on the following handsets: Lumia 710, Lumia 800, HTC Titan, Htc Radar, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash.</p><p>If you have one of these phones head to the Market Place on your phone and give it a try. &nbsp;</p>

Sven Johannsen
02-27-2012, 08:06 PM
Runs fine on my Focus and HD7 too. Don't have a front camera, but I can carry a mirror ;) Video chat does work, though the screens seem wrong to me. My view takes up the whole screen, and the distant end shows in a small inset. Don't know if that is a bug, or an artifact of my not having a front camera.

If someone installs this on something else, post back if it works right for you, distant end big, you in the inset.

P.S. was doing the video over 3G, not WiFi. Voice sounded fine with it.

02-27-2012, 11:51 PM
I have Focus Flash, but I can't find Skype in the market place!

02-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Called a Lumia 800 owner yesterday. Worked fine ;)

Sven Johannsen
02-28-2012, 10:20 PM
I have Focus Flash, but I can't find Skype in the market place!
Its one of those things you need to find the ink somewhere, like here

03-02-2012, 10:52 PM
I read that Skype can't run in the background and won't even with the next release because if built in limitations of Windows Phone. Can this really be true? Is WP7 really that limited?