When Microsoft announced the purchase of Skype earlier this year, people immediately speculated about the company implementing it into Windows Phone. However it wasn’t officially mentioned by Skype or Microsoft until recently when Skype’s Vice President, Neil Stevens said that the company is planning to create something unique for the Windows Phone operating system.
According to a report from Forbes, Skype “wants to create (an) app that doesn’t feel like (an) app but, rather, part of the phone.” With reports about the new WP7 devices featuring front facing cameras, and this news about Skype wanting to create something more than an app; it’s no surprise if future versions of Windows Phone will have Skype deeply integrated with the operating system.
Depending on how the program is implemented, Skype could give Windows Phone an edge over the competition; but as to how much of an advantage that will be – we’ll just have to wait and see. If Skype is deeply integrated into the operating system, will it make you pick up a WP phone if you don’t already have one?
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