Microsoft Introducing Skype on Windows Phone Shortly!
Skype is one of the best applications for instant messaging and video calling, but yet is not available on Windows Phone platform. The good news in this concern reads that Microsoft is set to introduce Skpe application on their Windows Phone “soon” as told by vice-president of the Skype division at Microsoft -Rick Osterloh. Previously the Windows Phone CEO Joe Belfiore had announced to bring Skype to Windows Phone platform by the end of 2012.
Osterloh announced this all in his latest interview at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He exactly uttered; Skype was “working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon”.
Skype is now owned by Microsoft itself and the move is a little bit controversial since it is not available yet on their popular Windows Phone- only mobile operating system without fully-fledged Skype client.
Mobile networks, also, collect huge revenue from voice calls, but Skype turns voice calls into data traffic, which is often less profitable and overloads network infrastructure. Moreover, Apple has already offered Skype video calling with its Facetime application.
Osterloh also told that Skype’s integrations with Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows 8 technology would also be made available soon. He further added that the company is interested for integrating Facebook contacts into the main Skype interface. He told that premium services would be offered at suitable price packages while company will continue focusing on free options which are much popular to the users.
Analysts expect that besides Microsoft would likely introduce new version of Skype for Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress next month, however the other integration plans will not be revealed until the entire Windows Phone operating system is updated by the end of 2012.Microsoft