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.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
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.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Skype Improves Photo Sharing for Windows Phone
Skype today updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of Skype makes it possible to send photos to one or more contacts at a time, as well as receive photos from other Windows Phone and iOS devices.