Skype for Windows Phone is now official

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Recently, Microsoft rolled out Skype for Windows Phone Beta at Mobile World Congress which happened this February at Barcelona, Spain, and we are proud to bring you word that the app itself will now be available in the Windows Phone Marketplace – not the Beta version, mind you, but the full blown app that has dropped the “Beta” tag, where it is now simply known as Skype for Windows Phone.

Using Skype for Windows Phone, you are now able to communicate with your family and friends from your Windows Phone device, as long as there is a decent 4G, 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Needless to say, you would obviously be far better off on a Wi-Fi connection should you want to make phone as well as video calls, since there is no data plan consideration to think about in the first place which might actually translate to a bill shock at the end of the month, not to mention a far faster speed on most Wi-Fi networks.

Apart from that, Skype for Windows Phone will see even more users having the opportunity to join the thriving community of 200 million people who uses Skype every month across just about any screen, whether it is on smartphones or tablets, computers or notebooks, as well as some smart TVs from different manufacturers.

If you do not have a friend or family member who has a Skype account just yet, Skype does offer you the chance to make affordable calls to landlines and mobiles too thanks to Skype Credit. With Skype for Windows Phone, you can create and hold one-to-one and group chats, never mind the fact that you might be engaged in the middle of a call at the moment, and change your profile information on the move, amongst others.

Other new features found in Skype for Windows Phone since the Beta release include video calling in portrait mode and friend management capabilities including invite, accept invitations, block, and unblock contacts. You can download Skype for Windows Phone 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.

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