If you are a Windows Phone user, and a Skype fan at that, here is a good news for you. After months of acquiring Skype for $8.5 billion, Microsoft has finally released Skype application for Windows Phone 7. Skype , a famous video call and chat application, is available on almost all the major platforms. As it’s with other smart phones, Skype for Windows Phone 7 would allow users to make voice and video calls over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi, using Skype credit, or indulge in group chats, profile management etc.
The app is still in beta stage, and you can download it and share your feedback. The main version will be released in April. The requirements to run this app include a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 and a camera for making video calls.
Currently, the app has been officially tested and certified on Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash. But you should be able to run it even if you have a different Windows Phone 7 mobile.
The application still lacks integration compared to the Facebook or Twitter app. It is still a stand-alone application. Deeper integration of Skype with the WP7 OS is expected in the future versions (Don’t forget that this is in beta right now). You can download the app from the Marketplace for free using this link. You can also check out a video demonstrating Skype on WP7 here.
Currently, the app is only available in English language. More language support is expected in the main version.