After already being launched on iOS and Android platforms, there’s now an official Skype application for Windows Phone.
Which can be regarded as the official mobile platform, in a sense, given that Microsoft bought up Skype last year. In terms of size, though, the WP platform is obviously a minnow in comparison…
Microsoft notes that the beta testing has provided invaluable feedback, and the first release of the app contains a number of added new features. These include friend management capabilities, including blocking and unblocking of contacts, and video calling is now available in portrait mode.
The Skype app is available for free, and in 18 languages, including English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German and Japanese.
The app has been tested and certified with a number of Windows Phone handsets, and “best performance” is guaranteed on the following: Nokia Lumia 710, Lumia 800, Lumia 900, HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash.
In a blog post, 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.”
Skype now has some 200 million users across all devices, from computers to mobiles.