Skype developing application for Windows Phone 7

By on April 14, 2011
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VOIP provider to bring its services to Microsoft’s mobile operating system soon.

Skype has been pushing hard into the mobile phone market recently, as smartphones and data packages get increasingly common around the world. It already has an app on the iOS platform, and now the VOIP provider is all set to bring its services over to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

The app was confirmed by Joe Belfiore, VP of Windows Phone Program Management, at the MIX 11 event yesterday. No other details about the application was provided.

WP7 users will be stuck with only one-way video chat, however, as none of the current crop of WP7 devices feature a front camera. Of course, Microsoft will be banking on Nokia to bring a slew of products that has a front camera by default, and hopefully fully utilize Skype’s numerous functionalities.

Skype for Windows Phone 7 is planned for this autumn.


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