It seems that the Windows Phone Skype App is nearing its release and it will be embedded soon in Microsoft’s Windows mobiles.

Skype - Microsoft Collaboration

Skype - Microsoft Collaboration

Although Microsoft now owns Skype but the video calling service is still not available on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. Windows Phone, despite being owned by Microsoft, is the only mobile operating system to lack a fully-fledged Skype client. Mobile networks, additionally, make much of their profits from voice calls, but Skype turns voice calls into data traffic, which is often less lucrative and places a burden on network infrastructure. Microsoft has promised that Skype will be soon available someday to Windows Phone users, but that’s still a pretty vague timeframe.

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Skype App now on Microsoft Windows Phone

Skype App now on Microsoft Windows Phone

During CES in Las Vegas, Skype Vice-president of products Rick Osterloh said :

Rick Osterloh
The company is working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon. Although we still don’t know an exact timeframe, this gives us a bit more hope that the App will actually be available sooner rather than later. It is possible Microsoft and Skype could launch the Skype App in Mobile World, Congress coming up next month (from February 27, 2012).

Integrations with Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows 8 technology would be made available in due course, and that the company is working on integrating Facebook contacts into the main Skype interface.