Skype for MIDs Beta
I’m happy to announce public beta release of Skype for MIDs. We introduced plans about developing Skype for the MIDs year ago at CES. You should start seeing Skype pre-installed on these ultra cool devices later this year, but in the meantime we have a Beta version available here for download.
MIDs, also known as Mobile Internet Devices, are small devices powered by the Intel Atom platform, running special flavours of Linux, which enable a rich computing experience on the go.
Remember that this version is an initial Beta release, so it might be a little bit rough around the edges. Also, installing it on MIDs can be a bit tricky, so please head over to our Developer Zone for instructions. You can also run the Beta on Linux desktop computers, and while this isn’t the intended use for Skype for MIDs, you might have fun trying it out
In this beta release, you can:
* Make voice and video calls to Skype users
* Make voice calls to landlines and mobiles
* Send and receive instant messages
* Participate in conference calls
* Participate in group instant message conversations
* Send SMSs
* Receive voicemails
* Set up call forwarding to mobiles and landlines
* Browse history
* Use kinetic scrolling
* Receive birthday reminders
* Receive contacts
* Create a new Skype name
We’ll keep you posted on future releases of Skype for MIDs, but for now, please download it, try it out and let us know what you think.