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Hey, Windows Phone 7 users! Say goodbye to Skype

Well. In what can only be described as a “sudden” decision, Skype for Windows Phone 7 is about to be turned off. Microsoft, who own Skype and have probably already annoyed the healthy percentage of Windows Phone customers still using version 7 enough already (complete lack of

Skype updated for tablets

Skype have just updated their tablet app for Android. It’ll now allow a much better experience including a higher resolution video, something very handy if you use video chat for work or for family use. As well as increasing the resolution and a new UI, Skype have

No more Skype updates for Windows Phone 7

Got one of those old-fashioned Windows Phone 7 devices? Yes. I know. They’re not old. Microsoft, however, is ending support for their very own Skype app on the OS. Sure, the product will still be available, but it won’t be updated. Windows Phone 7 users probably won’t

Microsoft update OneNote and Skype for Android

Microsoft had a busy day yesterday, not only did they push out an update for the  Windows Phone Facebook app, they also published a completely redesigned version of OneNote and Skype for Android. Both apps continuing there distinctly Windows Phone feel. OneNote What’s new in this version:

100,000 apps available for BB10 devices

Almost two months after the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS, BlackBerry have announced that it now has over 100,000 apps on its marketplace: a 30,000 app increase in less than two months – pretty impressive. To help mark the special occasion a number of new apps have

Skype for Android updated with a nice tablet UI

It’s always nice when a large name app developer like Skype actually update their app to have a decent tablet UI. This mornings update to Skype has added exactly that. Here are a few screenshots showing what to expect. The what’s new section of the Play Store

Windows Phone 8 gets Skype

Much has been made about the fact that Skype, now owned by Microsoft, hasn’t been available for Windows Phone 8 at launch. However, a little late but better than never, it’s available – albeit in a preview version. You should be able to grab it through the

Got a Lumia 610? We’ve got some bad news

So, as we know, Windows Phone hasn’t quite got the same Angry Birds selection as iPhone or Android. Rovio chief marketing officer stated that Windows Phone was a “big undertaking” and that the “cost of supplying” it to the “smaller platforms” just didn’t add up. There is,

Freetalk HD Camera and Handset winners

Just over a month ago we held a competition to win one of three of these Freetalk HD camera and headsets. We had hundreds and hundreds of entries and can now announce the winners… Gary Weldon Gavin Lewandowski David Edge A big congratulations to you lot! We’ve

Skype comes out of Beta

Skype has been available in Beta form on Windows Phone since the announcement at Mobile World Congress this year back in February. However it now looks like the full version is now available to download from the Marketplace right now. There is a video and an announcement

Win a HD camera and headset !

Want to win a Freetalk HD camera and headset? This is a great prize for video calls and its courtesy of our friends at Skype. The kit costs around £60 and we’ve got three of these excellent webcam and headset packs to give away. Skype, of course,

MWC – Skype For Windows Phone Beta Available

During the Nokia event this morning they announced that Skype is in beta as a free download for their devices so you can finally keep in touch worldwide at super low prices. It had been rumored that Skype was coming on Windows Phone for a little while

Skype Gets Updated On Android

Skype have just updated their Android app and is available to update right now via the Android Market.  This new version is 2.7 and any update is always a good update as it helps improve existing features and adds in new ones. Today we have released a

Skype finally coming to Windows Phone?

Last year Microsoft announced that their recently acquired business Skype, would soon be releasing a WP version of its video software. This was followed by a complete lack of updates and the usual shouting from users (don’t mention the lack of front facing Cameras on the first

Skype 2.6 for Android, now send photos and videos too

You’ve got Skype, right? No? Ohh man, you’re missing out. The new Android refresh includes some tweaks to give you better battery life and better video quality on devices with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU. For the unaware, Skype let’s you make video calls with friends, but

Get Tango on your Mango

I use Tango daily to call my wife and, even with the “upside down screen” bug on the Desire S, it’s a fantastic video-calling app. It’s now set to be the first video-calling app on Windows Phone Mango. What makes this surprising is the fact that Microsoft

New Skype version adds two-way video calls

The new version of Skype 2.0 is now available in the Android Market. Two-way video calling is now part of the app, but it’s only available for those using the Nexus S, Desire S, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. More devices will probably get supported soon enough.

Microsoft grab Skype – The details

Following our news item this morning we can now confirm everything thanks to a full press release on from the company. The figure paid by Microsoft is indeed $8.5 billion (£5.2bn), and was paid in cash. Microsoft state that … The acquisition will increase the accessibility of

Microsoft to buy Skype

With Microsoft supposedly on the back foot it’s all too easy for critics to write off their mobile offerings. In a word, don’t. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s never to underestimate Microsoft. The agreement with Nokia has been done. A new Windows Phone release is