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Old 13th November 2012, 07:21   #1
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Microsoft's rebuilt Skype app is now available to download for those early Windows Phone 8 shoppers. While we already took a tour of the new app last month, you're now able to do the same. New features include Skype contacts within the People Hub (and access directly from there), while you'll be able to login to the service with either your Microsoft or Skype account -- no option yet to merge the two. You will be able to send messages to anyone still using Messenger, but more importantly, receive both Skype calls and chat missives even when the app is whirring in the background. Incoming call notifications will appear on screen and its very own Live Tile will then notify you of any messages (though not calls) missed.

This is still a preview of a final product, however, and some issues with incoming calls meaning it could tap into your cellular data connection even if WiFi is hooked up after the call is accepted. At the moment, incoming calls when the app is closed will only be delivered through audio, even if the other person is trying to send video. Similarly, if you exit the app during a video call, the stream will be cut short. There's also no ability to edit your phone contacts and there's some missing Windows Phone integration links on this early build. Hit up the source for a full list of the early drawbacks and if you're still in, the second source will send you to the download. We've also added our recent hands-on video after the break.
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