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Skype for Windows Phone Has Arrived

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 the Skype 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 (running Android, iOS, and Symbian), computers & laptops (Mac, Windows) and connected TVs.

Check out this video to see how the app works:

Available for use on 4G, 3G and WiFi** networks, Skype for Windows Phone helps you connect with friends and family instantly with free voice and video calls*** everywhere you go. Make affordable calls to landlines and mobiles using Skype Credit, create and hold one-to-one and group chats (even while in the middle of a call), and update your profile and account information, among others features.

Since releasing 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 can download Skype for Windows Phone free 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.

Please continue to share your thoughts and questions via our Skype Support Network for Skype for Windows Phone or tweet to us at @Skype. And as always, thanks for using Skype.

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* It may take up to 48 hrs for the app to propagate in all local Windows Phone Marketplaces.
** Consumers can place calls with their Windows Phone over a cellular data connection or WiFi network. Additional data charges may apply. To get the best quality video calling, Skype recommends a strong WiFi connection. Skype-to-Skype calling on Windows Phone is compatible with Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac OS X 5.0 and above, Skype for Linux, Skype for iOS 3.0 and above, Skype for Android 2.0 and above, and Skype running on TVs.
*** The device must be equipped with at least one camera to utilize video calling.
**** The Skype for Windows Phone app is free. If you use your mobile data connection to download the Skype app, operator charges may apply, so we recommend an unlimited data plan.

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