Up until now, it was quite strange that that Microsoft, which bought Skype for $8.5 billion didn’t have a native Skype app for its own mobile operating system, Windows Phone. However, that is now going to change with the debut of Skype’s Windows app at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
From Skype official blog:
With Skype for Windows Phone Beta you can make free audio and video calls** to your Skype contacts over 3G and 4G or WiFi***, make affordable calls to landlines and mobiles using Skype Credit, create and hold one-to-one and group chats, and update your profile and account information, among others features.
This is only the beginning for Skype for Windows Phone…it’s just going to get better and better. We see incredible potential to include Skype capabilities in Windows Phone in order to enable a great experience for you.
While the app is still in beta, Windows Phone users can download Skype for Windows Phone from here. Skype said that the app currently supports the following Windows Phone devices:
- Nokia Lumia 710
- Nokia Lumia 800
- HTC Titan
- HTC Radar
- Samsung Focus S
- Samsung Focus Flash
Skype for Windows Phone Demo: