Skype was announced to be integrated within Windows Phone 8 like never before seen or done on any other mobile operating system – which makes sense actually, considering how Microsoft owns Skype. Well, here are more details on Skype for Windows Phone 8 – it has been specially built from ground up to be an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, allowing you to be contacted at all times via voice or video, never mind that you have already opted to navigate away to another app, or have locked your device. This happens without causing too much strain on your battery, too, making it the ideal VoIP mobile app to tote around.

Incoming Skype calls will resemble the familiar incoming call screen from Windows Phone, and you can also perform call waiting, allowing you to switch between a Skype call and a regular mobile call in a jiffy. Resizable Live Tiles are also introduced in Skype, giving you more options as you make Skype a part of your Start Screen. Skype notifications can also be selected to appear on the lock screen alongside missed calls, unread emails and text messages, now how about that? Are you looking ready to use Skype like you’ve never done before on your upcoming Windows Phone 8 device?

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