First unveiled as beta software in April, Skype for Pocket PC 1.0 enables the users of handheld computers with Wi-Fi and the Pocket PC operating system to make free unlimited calls from any Wi-Fi hot spot. The software can be downloaded for free and is available immediately at www.skype.com.
“With the launch of Skype for Pocket PC 1.0, Skype is expanding consumer choice in mobile, global communications by offering free Skype-to-Skype calling and affordable SkypeOut calls to any traditional phone number,” said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype CEO and co-founder. “We are delivering greater platform and portability options for consumers looking to take advantage of the cost and quality benefits of Internet telephony. We will continue to expand platform choices for our users.”
Skype for Pocket PC enables cross-platform voice calls to other Skype users running Skype for Windows, Skype for Linux or Skype for Mac OS X. All Skype software is free, easy to download, simple to use, and offers superior call quality and security. Skype users control their online presence and contact lists, and have many options to customize their overall Skype experience.
Skype for Pocket PC Free Features:
— Free — unlimited calling to all other Skype users with superior quality
— Global Directory – user-built global directory of Skype contacts with numerous search options and an easy add-a-contact tool
— Security – end-to-end encryption for privacy
— Conference calling – the ability to participate in Skype conference calls with up to 5 people
— Customization – My Picture image display
— Mobility – Apply Skype from any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world
— Multiple Skype accounts on one computing device
— Instant messaging and more
Skype for Pocket PC includes the SkypeOut service, offering global calling to any traditional telephone number at local rates. The service allows Skype users to pre-pay and use their computing device and Internet connection to call landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world. SkypeOut Global Rate pricing is 1.7 Euro cents per minute (approx USD$0.02). The complete country rate sheet is available at http://www.skype.com/skypeout/help.pricelist.html
“Skype for Pocket PC 1.0 is a killer application for the wireless PDA market, offering a powerful new combination of wireless computing and mobile telephony,” said Chris Shipley, technology visionary and executive producer, DEMOmobile “Skype disrupts the status quo and is creating significant demand for mobile and other new generation WiFi-enabled devices.”