Skype announced several weeks ago that it was working on Skype for Windows Phone 8. Skype promised that the application would be fast, modern, and beautiful while delivering what users expect from Skype. Today Skype has announced the availability of an early preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8.
The software offered in the preview will give users all of the Skype basic functions and a new and modern design. The pre-version will also allow users to check out many of the new features of Skype including the People Hub and a contact list this combined with buddies from Windows Live Messenger. Skype also says that users of the preview will receive some call a message notifications.
Those notifications will be received even when the app is closed and running in the background. The final release version of Skype for Windows Phone 8 will bring a new era on Skype on mobile according to the developers. The features that will bring this new era include making Windows Phone 8 users always reachable even when the app is closed.
Users will be able to start a chat with Skype contacts right from the People Hub and users will be able to keep up with new messages as they are received via Live Tiles. Windows Phone 8 users who want to check out the Skype for Windows 8 preview can download it via the Store right now. Those who download the preview version will receive an update on the full version is available.