I have to admit that I experienced a discovery and an emotional shock not dissimilar from those experienced by people who saw Morse or Marconi devices for the first time, and this is what my post is about. This weekend Skype for Windows Phone has been released to all Windows Phone users, and I happened to be closing 2011-2012 skiing season in Kirkwood, CA. It has been a great season, by the way, as I mentioned earlier in my other Windows Phone skiing posts on ski apps available now from the Marketplace.
It’s worth mentioning that Kirkwood Mountain has a great AT&T 4G coverage. I suspect that this is because they have a couple of transmitters right on top of the Wall chairlift, at least they look like cell towers of some sort.
When I mentioned that my emotional shock from using Skype while skiing was of the same kind experienced by first Morse and Marconi device users, I was completely honest.
It’s Tuesday, a couple of days have passed, and I still feel that it’s the beginning of a completely new era in ski gadgets. It seems with Skype for Windows Phone you can now literally be out there with your friends and family real-time!