Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile
Just over a month ago, I mentioned on this blog that we were gearing up to launch Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Phones , and now it’s ready for you to download and try out.
It includes two great new features: SMS and file transfer. With 3.0 Beta, you can send text messages from your phone at Skype’s low rates, and send and receive files with your Skype contacts around the world – John Nguyen explains all in the video above.
File transfer in Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Phones
Now that Skype for Windows Mobile supports file transfer, you can send and receive documents on the move. Need to do an impromptu presentation to a potential client? Have a colleague send that 50Mb PowerPoint document straight from the office. Made some edits and want to back it up? Send it back again.
Of course, Skype-to-Skype file transfers are secure and private, so you can send sensitive documents in the knowledge that they’re safe from prying eyes, even across unsecured WiFi networks.
SMS in Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Phones
When you’re abroad and in a WiFi zone, the SMS feature is a great way to avoid mobile roaming charges – you pay only Skype’s low SMS rates to send messages to friends and family. Of course, roaming charges may apply if you’re connecting to Skype using a 3G network, so check with your operator before doing so.
Of course, even when you’re at home, the SMS feature in 3.0 Beta is a great way to reach friends and family instantly anywhere in the world – and Skype’s low rates mean that you won’t have to break the bank to do it.
We’ve also spruced up the user interface, and combined Pocket PC and Smartphone apps into a single download – so head over and give it a try