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Version 2.4 update for Skype was released today. They have significantly improved video calling quality for all users, offering VGA video on lower end handsets and 720P HD on higher-end devices like the Nokia Lumia 920. Skype contacts will also be listed in the People Hub for users with the latest update to Windows Phone 8.
Finally, Skype for Windows Phone is available in the Marketplace. It helps you connect with friends and family instantly with free voice and video calls everywhere you go. The beta was available in February, but we’re happy to report the release of the final version with some new features.
Skype is planning to launch advertising in their software this week. Nokia will be among the first few brands to participate in this channel. Skype reached 145 million average monthly connected users for the fourth quarter of 2010 and 29 million concurrent users at peak times. That’s a lot of people to market Nokia products.
When I couldn’t find Skype for Symbian at the Ovi Store here in the US after the announcement, I thought there was probably a temporary delay. However, a Skype representative told Venturebeat that the app was intentionally excluded to drive more attention to a recent deal with Verizon Wireless. Read on for the quote.
Skype for Symbian is now downloadable for free from the Ovi Store according to the joint announcement on Wednesday. It will allow Nokia users worldwide to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and save money on calls and SMS to phones abroad. This is great for those who have an unlimited data plan.