Good news Windows Phone owners, it looks like Skype for Windows Phone 8 is finally available! We guess this was only a matter of time ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, and while there was Skype for Windows Phone 7.x, we guess this is full version of the app as Microsoft had intended. In this version of Skype, and also thanks to Windows Phone 8 devices featuring the much awaited dual-core processors, full video chat will be supported, with calls from Skype coming in to your phone like a regular call. The app is also expected to run in the background and if you were worried about battery life, it seems that your online presence is being hosted in the cloud on Microsoft’s servers so you don’t have to worry about the app draining too much battery. We haven’t tested this power-saving feature out ourselves so we guess you will have to be the judge of it. However there are some minor bugs that have been reported, such as Facebook chat not being available or contacts that appear offline, but like the app description says, this is only the Preview version so there might be a couple of snags here and there. If you’d like to give it a go anyway, head on over to the Windows Phone Store for the download.
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