Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft promises Skype for Windows Phone 'soon'

updated 07:20 pm EST, Sat January 14, 2012

Microsoft talks Skype tie-in for Windows

Skype product VP Rick Osterloh in a chat (video below) at CES this week promised that Skype for Windows Phone was "coming out soon." He didn't say more, but confirmed that the app for new corporate parent Microsoft was in development. Skype had shown its VoIP app running on Windows Phone as far back as , but it has remained mostly silent until now.

An accompanying leak from The Verge has suggested that any initial app wouldn't get special treatment. A version truly woven into Windows Phone wouldn't arrive until Apollo, the rumored late 2012 release. What would change if anything isn't clear, although Skype chat and video in the People Hub are the most probable elements.

Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion in a move to integrate voice and video into virtually every aspect of its desktop and mobile apps. The incentive to roll out Skype has been mild with front-facing cameras only just arriving late last year.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News