Download Skype 4.2 beta for Windows and Skype Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Mobiles

Written By Sam on 12 December 2009

Skype announced Skype 4.2 beta for Windows along with a new beta build for Symbian phones. Skype 4.2 for Windows comes with minor fixes and a couple of new features, enabling millions of users to make worldwide conversations at a lower-cost. With Improved first-time user setup flow, Call Quality Indicator, Call Transfer, Skype Access, SkypeOut, and SkypeIn features included, Skype 4.2 also supports Windows 7 along with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

Download Skype 4.2 beta for Windows and Skype Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Mobiles

Skype 4.2 Beta automatically detects accessible Wifi hot spots for you, diagonalizes, gives an overall rating of your call quality, and provides you an enhanced experience for creating a new Skype account. It features call-transferring capabilities and supports Google Chrome browser along with the Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox. In addition to the voice call, Skype 4.2 Beta also provides File Transfer and Instant Messaging features.

Skype also released beta version of its chat and VoIP client for Symbian smartphones. The software would support a number of Nokia phones running on Symbian Series 60 software, and needs 6MB of free space on the phone to install it. Skype for Symbian works over Wifi or 3G data connection and it is recommended to have an unlimited data plan while using 3G connections with Skype. Though you can chat and call from your Symbian Smartphone, Skype beta has limitations for initiating public chats or conference calls, it provides you with neither video calling nor call transfer capabilities. Experts recommend not trying this Beta on your phone unless it is present on the list and it is suggested to install Skype onto the phone memory. Another drawback of the Beta is Nokia’s PC Suite will not backup Skype data due to which any upgradations to Symbian or your firmware would delete your Skype chat history.

Download Skype Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Mobiles

Few features which Skype supports in Symbian smartphones are – Free Skype-to-Skype calling, Call phones with Skype credits or subscription, Receive calls on your Online Number, Instant Messaging, Group conversations and File sending and receiving.

Download Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows

Download Skype for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 devices (Nokia E71, E63, E66, N82, E51, N95, N95 8GB, N81, N81 8GB, E90) and Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 devices (Nokia N96, N85, 5320, 6210 Navigator, 6210 Classic, N78, N79).

2 Responses to “Download Skype 4.2 beta for Windows and Skype Beta for Symbian S60 3rd Edition Mobiles”

  1. rakesh says:

    Skype app in my phone but i never used this because i didn’t about its features but now because of your post, I knew and i will try to use it. Thanks for info

  2. tariqgani says:


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