Recently I installed the latest Skype for Linux (188.8.131.52) on my both systems: Fedora 8 and Kubuntu 7.04. I was surprised because the video calls really work. We talked with one of my friends about 40 minutes (he uses Windows). The quality of sound and picture is good (we both have DSL Internet connection). Not sure how it’ll be for dial-up.
Currently I cannot test Skype with video on Nokia Internet Tablet. Because my N810 isn’t shipped yet from UK. Also I’m not sure that Skype development team built that version for Maemo.
Since the first release of Sony’s personal WiFi communicator it was improved a lot. The Mylo 2 has a 4.5-inch 800 x 450 touchscreen, 1GB of internal memory and a 1.3-megapixel camera. MiniUSB port or WiFi can be used for communication with the world. The installed software includes following: Flash Lite 3 for online video (such as YouTube and Google Video), a Netfront-based browser, IM client (supporting AIM, Gtalk and Yahoo! IM), Skype, podcast client and RSS aggregator. Additionally the mylo 2 has widget system which is compatible with web gadgets such Facebook or Google. Music and video fans will be happy to play back WMA/PlaysForSure DRM, MP3, AAC, ATRAC and MPEG-4 files on their gadget.
[via Slash Gear]
The Sony Mylo 2 is expected to be available this month at $300. BTW, I’m waiting delivery my Nokia N810 from UK. It’s a bit more expensive than Mylo 2 but it’s more featured too. Hope it’ll be on Cyprus next week.
As you may know Twitter allows to post and receive messages via web interface, IM and SMS. Recently I configured my Psi to use twitter over GTalk. Today I found a way to integrate Skype with Twitter – Twitter4Skype. According to Japanese receipt you have to add an user Twitter4Skype into your Skype contact list, open a chat with it and send command
For the full list of available commands, please, refer to the list below.
Well-known software for IP telephony Skype does an interesting promotion in Tallin, Estonia. There are a couple trams. The Skype Trams. Where you can ride for free. As you can talk for free using Skype. It’s cool isn’t it?