The software enables free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls
Skype, engaged in internet communications, has launched version 1.0 of Skype Beta for Intel-based mobile internet devices.
Skype has said that its new version of software is the result of working with Intel to develop a new mobile Skype experience for mobile internet devices (MIDs) based on the Intel Atom processor and Moblin-based Linux OS.
According to the company, the software enables to make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to anywhere in the world, in addition to cheap calls to landlines and mobiles. It also includes instant messaging, group IM, SMS, call forwarding, voicemail, presence (seeing when your contacts are online) and the ability to receive calls from other Skype users or to your personal online number.
Skype is working with Intel to deliver its application software for MIDs through original device manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. By offering the Skype software on their devices, device manufacturers can provide consumers with an array of rich internet communications experiences – instant messaging, group instant messaging, voice and video calls.
Scott Durchslag, COO of Skype, said: Today’s introduction of the first, complete Internet communications offering for MIDs bridges the gap between the phone and PC and underscores our vision of ‘Skype everywhere’ and our commitment to open access. By supporting WiFi, WiMax, 3G and 4G, this development expands Skype’s mobile portfolio and further illustrates the broad accessibility to Skype that we offer on a multitude of mobile devices.