Skype has released a new beta version for Windows Mobile that adds file transfer and SMS capability. The Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Phones was announced on the Skype blog, where they outlined the details of the new features.
The SMS capability can save you money, but generally only if you need to send SMS messages internationally (or you are travelling internationally). You would use Skype credits, and their rates, while generally much lower than standard mobile carrier rates, do not include data usage. The bottom line is that it can save you money, but you better calculate all the hidden costs and use it wisely.
The more practical feature is file transfers, which will work across any platform that Skype runs on. File transfers are secure, so you can safely send that Powerpoint presentation from your WiFi connection at Starbucks.
- Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile – official Skype blog
- Download Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile
- Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile Adds SMS and File Sharing – jkOnTheRun.com