Few days ago I wrote about things that Microsoft must do in order to save Windows Phone 7.
The included 5 areas where Windows Phone 7 can and should become the leader, area number 4 was Skype:
"Free calls, free messaging, voice-based SMS, location based walkie talkie, 3D video calls with special effects, I don't care. Just do something that will shock the world, and make all of those Skype users out there consider getting a Windows Phone 8 device.
Skype integration should kick ass, but it also should include new features and integration with the productivity tools and apps. If Microsoft can only come up with a winning combination with a unified approach – people will look differently at Windows Phone."
According to Engadget, Skype is coming to Windows Phone this fall:
"That last tidbit is courtesy of Microsoft's own Joe Belfiore, stating that "Skype will be coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform this fall" while speaking live at MIX 11. We hesitate to act surprised, but given the prior reports that it may be a pipe dream, we're most certainly breathing a bit easier hearing this. Now, if only a WP7 phone would ship with a legitimate front-facing camera..."
Great. Now it's time to surprise us Microsoft. Do something freaking amazing with the combination of Metro, Skype and Windows Phone.
Who knows, I may find other items on my list which are on Microsoft's roadmap!?
More about the planned integration in here: Skype Windows Phone app to integrate deeper than iPhone