Announcing Skype for PPC 1.2 – Beta Version
Today we are sharing the all-new Skype for Windows Mobile Pocket PC v1.2 – Beta.
Skype for Pocket PC provides you with the freedom to enjoy Skype on the go: in the home, office or outdoors – wherever there is a high speed data network (WiFi, 3G or EDGE) which your Pocket PC can connect to. So, find your favorite WiFi hot spot and Skype away. If you get an EDGE or 3G enabled Pocket PC with a high speed data plan, you can really start going places, while talking to your buddies for free.
Version 1.2 offers the ability to make Skype to Skype calls, Skype Out calls, instant message chats and to send and receive voicemail. We also worked hard to provide good voice quality. Supported languages now include: English, German, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian and Spanish.
For the best sound quality we recommend you use earphones, a device with a CPU of at least 300MHz as well as built-in WiFi. If you don’t plan to use earphones, we recommend you turn on the ‘echo cancellation’ in the Skype application (You can do that under Tools / Options in the Skype PPC application). If you plan to use an external WiFi card, your devices should have at least a 400MHz CPU.
You can start using it today but remember, this is still an evaluation version and hence it is not perfect, yet. Just download the following file to your Windows desktop or laptop: [http://www.skype.com/go/mobile](http://www.skype.com/go/mobile) Note: Do NOT download this file directly to your Pocket PC, as it will not be recognized. Rather download it to your desktop or laptop computer and then use ActiveSync to transfer it to your Pocket PC.
Please share with us your comments on voice quality, ease of use, places you enjoy using Skype on your Pocket PC and what exact device you are using it on. Just post your comments here or on the Pocket PC forum at: http://forum.skype.com/viewtopic.php?t=33354
Thanks for helping us make a better product for you!
Product Manager, Handheld Devices