Late News: Skype Beta for Windows Phone 7, Virgin Media 4G Trials, HTC One S Hands On Video

The beta application for Skype on Windows Phone 7 has now been released by Microsoft, ending a long waiting period for users of the mobile OS. "Many of you have been waiting for this. And today we are excited to announce our new Skype for Windows Phone Beta app. This now makes Skype available on almost all of the leading mobile smartphone operating systems. The gold version of the app will be available in April, but starting today, you will be able to download the beta version to test drive Skype for Windows Phone and share your feedback with us," said Skype in a statement.

Virgin Media is set to trial 4G telecommunication in many cities in the UK to check how effortlessly decent coverage can be achieved and established. As part of this trial plan the telecoms company has set fibre-connected LTE Small Cells in the urban areas of the country. In the month of December, the company had a single-cell trial in Oxford Street. The latest trial will cover many more areas and many more cells.

WikiLeaks has twinned with the Anonymous movement to release emails hacked from private intelligence firm Stratfor, a company that sells its political analysis to governments and corporations. While the whistle blowing website hasn't officially unveiled where it got the emails from, some anons have been claiming responsibility, saying to Wired that they felt WikiLeaks was a better platform for analysing and spreading the information than Anonymous would be. "They work together with media in a way we don't."

A Display Search analyst reported that, Google will make its debut in the tablet computers market in the current year through its 7 inch tablet device. According to Richard Shim, Google will start producing its self-branded tablet from the month of April and this 7-inch device having 1280x800 megapixels resolution will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

ITProPortal has captured on video a hands-on walkthrough of the new 7.9mm slim middle-tier handset from HTC, known as the One S. The mobile runs from Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0, with the Sense 4.0 overlay to that OS - which is the same for all the One family range.