Skype debuts on Windows Phone


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 23, 2012 | 1 min read

A version of Skype compatible with Microsoft’s Windows Phone has been launched for the first time on the devices Marketplace.

It will allow those who use the operating system to join a global community of 200m Skype users, previously restricted to Android, Symbian and iOS platforms.

This follows on from the launch of a beta app in February which has led to the introduction of video calling in portrait mode and friend management capabilities including invite, accept invitations, block, and unblock contacts.

In a statement Skype said: “This is the first of many releases to come for Windows Phone, so stay tuned for even more capabilities in the future. We believe in the great potential of the Windows Phone platform and will continue to invest over time to enable experiences unmatched by any other app in the market.”


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