Following the recent availability of the Skype for Windows Phone Beta app announced at Mobile World Congress, today we are releasing an official version of theSkype for Windows Phone app, which is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. You can also get the app directly from your Windows Phone.*With Skype on your Windows Phone, you can join the thriving community of 200 million people using Skype every month across almost any screen: smartphones & tablets (runningAndroid,iOS, andSymbian), computers & laptops (Mac,Windows) andconnected TVs.Available for use on 4G, 3G and WiFi**networks, Skype for Windows Phone helps you connect with friends and family instantly with free voice andvideo calls***everywhere you go. Makeaffordable calls to landlines and mobilesusingSkype Credit, create and holdone-to-one and group chats(even while in the middle of a call), and update your profile and account information, among others features.Sincereleasing the initial beta app in February, we have received very positive and helpful feedback that has allowed us to improve the app. Additionally, we have added some new features including video calling in portrait mode and friend management capabilities including invite, accept invitations, block, and unblock contacts. Skype for Windows Phone is also now available in 18 languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese. You candownload Skype for Windows Phonefree of charge****directly from your Windows Phone, or by simply scanning the QR code or the Microsoft Tag below. You will need to have a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 ("Mango") or above. You can check what version of Windows Phone your phone is running from Settings > About. We have also tested and certified the following Windows Phone to help ensure the best performance:
• Nokia Lumia 710 • Nokia Lumia 800 • Nokia Lumia 900 • HTC Titan • HTC Radar • Samsung Focus S • Samsung Focus Flash
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.