Skype today released the first public beta version of its next-generation Instant messenger and VoIP client. Described as a “major milestone release,” Skype 3.0 will become more social and more mainstream with a public chat feature that allows users to create their own chatrooms in a matter in a matter of minutes.
WD has announced a media player focused on locally-stored content playback.
IPEVO earlier this week announced a stand-alone Skype desktop phone that can make and receive Skype voice calls without a computer.
The SOLO has an RJ-45 Ethernet connector for LAN connection and works on any broadband Internet connection. The phone comes embedded with Skype software, enabling users to make and receive Skype voice calls right out of the box, and supports Skype-to-Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut and Skype Voicemail features.