Preview of Skype for Windows Phone 8 Released
Microsoft has released a preview version of Skype for its Windows Phone 8 platform. Skype for WP8 makes some key improvements compared to earlier versions, such as the ability to run in the background and integration with the native People Hub. It also merges the Windows Live Messenger buddy list with the Skype contact list for instant messaging. The preview is available for download from the Windows Phone Store for WP8 handsets. AT&T kicked off sales of WP8 handsets last week. T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless are making Windows Phone 8 devices available this week.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.