Microsoft releases a beta Skype app for Windows Phone 7, finally


Back in May of 2011, Microsoft purchased Skype for a massive $8.5 billion. During that time, Windows Phone 7 was still only a few months old. I thought that Microsoft would've baked Skype functionality into Windows Phone as quickly as possible, but that obviously hasn't happened. Here we are at the end of February 2012 and the Redmond-based company has only now released a beta Skype app for Windows Phone 7. 

The Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S, and Samsung Focus Flash are all the Windows Phones that have been certified by Skype to work with the app. The Windows variant offers the same functionality that other platforms' Skype apps offer, so if your device is certified to run it, you're gaining what was arguably the biggest thing the platform was missing.

Let us know in the comments if you've downloaded the app and if it's working for you. Unfortunately for me, I don't have a Windows Phone, but Microsoft is making it really hard for me to wait until my contract is up to make the switch.  

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Calob Horton

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