Finally! Reports say that Microsoft is bringing Skype to Windows Phone. It has been expected for some time now, seeing as Microsoft owns the service. Having Skype may see WP as a real competitor in the smartphone race, since it can essentially become the OS that “connects people” due to its already deep integration of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (not sure how many people use LinkedIn though), and the assumption that Skype integration will come in an update, given the app receives good feedback. (Tango? Apollo? )
Apparently, Microsoft has been internally testing the app, and is reported to release the beta shortly. The following is an excerpt from anonymous email sent to WP7Lab;
“Skype for Windows Phone is just around the corner and we’ve teamed up with the Skype folks to help with beta testing. If you are receiving this newsletter directly, look for an invitation in the coming weeks and be on the inside track for what is sure to be one of the hottest new apps on the Marketplace!”
We should see some leaked content in the next few weeks, and hopefully the official release will be out soon enough.
Cheers Viipottaja for the tip!
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