Skype releases a preview of its Windows Phone 8 app

An early preview version of the new Skype for Windows Phone 8 app arrived in the Store overnight. Download the preview now

As Derek Snyder explains today on Skype’s Big Blog, the preview provides “all of the Skype basics” along with new features such as People Hub integration and a combined contact list with buddies from Windows Live Messenger. Plus, you’ll start receiving some call and message notifications–even when the app is closed and running in the background.

Derek’s post also talks about what’s ahead for the full release. 

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