Skype integration in Windows Phone coming our way

15 January, 2012 | Comments (41) | Post your comment

Skype for Windows Phone, along with Skype for Windows 8 and Xbox, is coming soon, says Skype's VP of Products, Rick Osterloh.

Although it's been eight months since Microsoft acquired Skype, we still haven't seen proper Skype integration in Windows Phone or even a Skype app for the platform yet. However, if Rick Osterloh is to be believed, the Skype integration is coming soon.

It is generally believed that the proper Skype integration in Windows Phone will arrive with Apollo, which is the next major version of Windows Phone and will arrive after Tango (which will be a minor update). However, in the meanwhile, Microsoft could just release a Skype app for the platform through the Windows Marketplace for the few Windows Phone 7 devices that have a front facing camera built-in.

Also expected, is integration with Windows 8 and Xbox 360. Admittedly, video calling on your TV with the Xbox Kinect is going to be pretty cool. Hopefully, Microsoft sticks to its word this time and really does release it soon.

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Skype integration in Windows Phone coming our way - reader comments

  • wp7rock

They are out to sell their software to who ever wants it the way they want it to be use. If they were a hardware manufacturer like Samsung or HTC then they can do that. The quality of the OS system is what will attract hardware manufacturers not the ...

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  • 2012-01-19 12:32
  • ICD@
  • wp7rock

Beware that google is just a kid in the game. Beware that They are also building their services on nokia and apple platforms. That is why Andriod OEM have to pay all that patent fees. I the world of business you don't work in isolation.

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  • 2012-01-19 12:25
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  • donzebe

what do you need all the empty space for The tiles on wp7 are really cool it is because you haven't try one. check it out you will like it better than icons.

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  • 2012-01-19 12:08
  • ICD@