Skype for Windows Phone devices has neared completion, according to Microsoft’s vice president of products Rick Osterloh.
Revealing that the app” will be coming out soon”, the video calling and VOIP application has long been a notable absentee on the Windows Phone Marketplace store.
It’s been a long-time coming too, with its launch having been a dead-cert since Microsoft bought Skype back in May 2011, reportedly for a figure around the $8.5 billion mark.
Why it’s taken this long is anyone’s guess, considering how long the app has been available for iPhone and Android devices, but an educated guess would have it be down to the Windows Phone 7 OS release cycle. Upcoming release Tango, followed by Apollo, is the first to have integrated video calling abilities, with Skype integration being a likely, headline feature.
By Gerald Lynch | January 16th, 2012