Initial Skype plans for Windows Phone go way back to this year’s MIX when an application was promised for the Redmond platform. Since then Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, a deal that was not long ago officially finalized.
It appears that the application which will bring video calling to Windows Phones is still on track for a release this year, according to recent reports. It’s still unknown whether it will be a stand-alone application of a software update with the Skype bit deeply integrated (but according to what we already know, it won’t have such a huge People’s Hub integration at the beginning). As for the wave-one and two devices without a front-facer, you’ll hopefully be able to do voice calls.