Microsoft announced that it has released Skype for Outlook.com in six markets, with more to follow. The firm had previously released a preview version of this integration back in April when beta has released. Now Skype will replace Messenger in Outlook.com …
We were all wondering how will Microsoft integrate Skype into their product portfolio. The software giant was silent about integration of skype in its core products till date. Now Microsoft is making some things clear. Earlier this week, Microsoft in a blog post announced the availability of Skype OPK.
Recently some reported about the fact that Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia said that carriers hate Skype.
There is no doubt that VOIP-services like Skype are a thorn in the eye of carriers. Carriers are providing phone solutions. Skype is a direct competitor in their eyes; that is why carriers do not like Skype. Carriers do not like services that take away from their revenue. There are even more examples: WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Talk/Hangover, and so on.
As we told you recently, Skype was updated to be no longer in beta status and is now publically available. Sadly the app is still incomplete and has still some to get some big changes to be competitive with the other platforms version.
The German Windows Phone News site wp7app.de reported that Skype for Windows Phone is still planned to get a final version this April.
They were told by a user who has contacted the German twitter account of Skype, that plans have not changed.
With today wrapping up the 2012 Mobile World Congress, there are no more surprises left to uncover. A month’s worth of rumors, stabs in the dark, and wishful thinking can be laid to rest and we can begin discussing what it is we learned at the MWC regarding WP and 2012. There was some good news, ”could have done without” news, 2 new devices, and even an announcement of a long awaited app that made its way to the WP Marketplace during the trade show. If you were hoping for multiple devices to be unveiled, well you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Read on to get all the WP news from the 2012 MWC…
It looks like Skype is finally available as an app for windows phone , we knew that skype will comes out as an app first and then slowly get integrated in to the core experience later.. we have seen concepts for skype and now Microsoft has finally released a beta version of skype which bring a lot of features .
One of the things we know people want to do on their phone is Skype. Today we’re sharing a beta of the much-anticipated Skype app for Windows Phone, bringing communication with Skype’s 200 million users to our platform. The Metro design in the new Skype app for Windows Phone makes Skype shine in a whole new way, delivering a clean and simple experience. Check out the video below.
Imagine talking to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere in the world, and seeing them as if they’re in the same room. That’s Skype.
• Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
• Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).
NOTE: This is a pre-release (beta) product and you may come across occasional bugs and issues. Please tell us what you think, we would love to have your feedback.
Our friends over at PocketPC.ch have received leaked pictures and information regarding an early beta build of Tango, They speak of the results as given to them by ‘a reliable un-named source.
First off they explain the build number is 7.20.1050.5. They go on to speak of two highly anticipated heavily baked in features, Skype and Google+.
I posted a video of Rob Wolf interviewing Rick Osterloh yesterday, today our friends over at WinSuperSite have found some information that leads us to believe Skype is on its way to Windows Phone in the first half of 2012
In this video Rob Wolf, Social Media Manager @ Microsoft, interviews Rick Osterloh, Skype’s Vice President of Products, on the subject we have been waiting to hear news of since Microsoft purchased Skype back in October. They mention Multi-Platform integration, which can only mean PC, Xbox360 and Windows Phone, but could even mean RIM, iOS and Android too!
If you have been living under a rock, we hereby bring news to you that Microsoft finalized its Skype deal last week. The company wasted no time removing Google’s toolbar from its software. Now Microsoft would like to know what products you’d like to see integrated with the video and voice calling service?
According to on Matt Farrington-Smith from tech.uk.msn.com Skype now officially part of Microsoft, yeah we have reported that Microsoft has made a bid to get skype before but it was only on 13 October 2011 that the $8.5 billion deal was finalized. Skype is happy , Microsoft is happy and Telcos are terrified but what about Windows Phone users ( that is you and me ) ?
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Microsoft has finally confirmed that front facing cameras is officially coming with the Mango update at the Microsoft Tech Ed in New Zealand. The news was confirmed a Microsoft staff member, and also later confirmed in a tweet from Windows Phone NZ.
Back in April ‘11 during the MIX conference, Joe Belfiore of the Windows Phone team briefly mentioned Skype will be coming to Windows Phone in the fall. Fast forward one month later, we hear announcement of Microsoft acquiring Skype for $8.5 billion, we knew Skype integration into Windows Phone is imminent.