Skype for Windows Phone 7 Coming This Fall

On the heels of bad news for some Windows Phone 7 owners comes some good news in the form of Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore confirming at MIX 11 that Skype for Windows Phone 7 devices would be coming at some point this autumn.

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This should certainly be welcomed by Windows Phone 7 owners who have been itching to get Skype up and running on their handsets.

Sadly, Belfiore wasn’t very liberal with his words. He didn’t offer up any specifics other than that release window.

Skype for Windows Phone 7 has been on both Microsoft and Skype’s ‘roadmap’ since May of last year and since then, both companies have remained surprisingly mum on the subject. Finally though, there is light at the end of the tunnel, even if it’s a little further down the road than is desired.

This is the second piece of recent good news for mobile phone owners as Skype with video chat capabilities leaked out for the HTC ThunderBolt a couple of days ago.

Check out our full review of it here.

(Via Engadget)

5 Comments

  1. online stores uk

    04/14/2011 at 8:36 am

    It was obvious when Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership that Skype would no longer be able to stay away from the Windows Phone platform. But I don’t care about Skype until we get VOIP on 4G without having to pay for voice and text.

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  2. Gutscheincode

    04/14/2011 at 9:30 am

    Skype is one of the most widely used apps in the Nokia universe and they would be foolish to stay away from such a potentially huge market. But I don’t care about Skype until we get VOIP on 4G without having to pay for voice and text.

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  3. Maximilian Hernandez

    04/14/2011 at 9:43 am

    does this mean front facing cameras?

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  4. Scott Mclay

    07/25/2011 at 2:45 pm

    Oh that’s good news for me then, although I would prefer they would fix the existing issues with the OS first :(

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    • Abc

      11/03/2011 at 1:12 pm

      This article was posted almost 5 months ago..Still no Skype video calling for Windows Phones. Very Sad…how will people buy wp phones even if they want one?

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