Users of Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) will now be able to communicate via the new version of Skype for cell phones. Skype™ 1.0 Beta application was developed in association with Intel Corporation to enable a new mobile Skype experience for MIDs based on the Intel® Atom™ processor and Moblin-based Linux OS.
Using this software a mobile subscriber can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to anywhere in the world, in addition to cheap calls to landlines and mobiles. Additionally it also includes instant messaging, group IM, SMS, call forwarding, voicemail, presence (seeing when your contacts are online) and the ability to receive calls from other Skype users or to a personal online number. Skype and Intel are working together to deliver the application software for MIDs through Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
In addition, Skype also announced that it released a lite version of Skype™, a ‘thin’ client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones.