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New Sidecar app promises a new perspective on voice calls

A new iOS and Android app called Sidecar promises to enhance mobile and WiFi voice calling with additional ‘smart calling’ features. Users can offer video, photo sharing and location information during a voice call.

An additional benefit is the ability to call any mobile telephone number in the US and Canada for free when using WiFi, even if the recipient isn’t using Sidecar.

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Skype for Windows Phone leaves beta

Microsoft has released the ‘Gold Version’ of Skype for Windows Phone, marking the end of the product’s beta period.

The beta version was launched during Mobile World Congress in February.

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Skype now available for Windows Phone

VoIP and video calling service Skype is now available for Windows Phone devices.

A beta version of the WP7 app is available now, with the finished ‘gold’ version due in April.

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Report says mobile video expected to grow substantially... but it still won't rival voice

ABI Research says mobile video usage is expected to grow dramatically during the next five years - but it won’t become the ‘new voice’.

Video telephony, video sharing and video messaging services over mobile networks were used by less than 47 million consumers at the end of last year. However, usage is expected to grow eight-fold to reach 390 million users in 2016.

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Video calling added to Google Talk on Android phones

Google has augmented its Google Talk instant messaging app to include video and voice chat for Android phones.

The new service enables consumers to make video calls over 3G or WiFi between phones or from a phone to a PC. Text chat from the person you're talking to will appear in front of the video on your phone's screen.

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