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Skype previews pre-beta version of Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile

Skype Windows Mobile Skype rolled out the gold version of Skype 2.5 for Windows Mobile today. The latest version of Skype's VoIP and chat client for Windows Mobile has been in beta for a few months, and adds improved voice call quality when you're initiating a call from a WiFi connection.

Next up? Skype 3.0. The Skype team isn't ready to release a beta just yet, but one should be ready by March. But an early build of Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile is being demoed today at Mobile World Congress in Spain. The update will bring support for text messages and file transfers.

Honestly, I'm not that excited about the text message feature. Most mobile phones let you send SMS text messages. And the rates on my current carrier are cheaper than sending a text to a US phone number using Skype, although I suppose this could save me some money if I needed to text someone in Vietnam.

But the mobile file transfer capabilities sound pretty nice. I can imagine snapping a photo with a cameraphone and shooting the image to a friend using Skype on a computer.

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