Rumor: Windows Phone Skype app being internally tested

Windows Phone-based device owners have likely been wondering when a version of Skype's Internet phone app will be released for the operating system. Today, a new report claims that the Skype app for Windows Phone could be entering beta testing in the very near future.

The WP7Lab.com web site reports they have received a tip from an anonymous source that claims Microsoft employees will get first crack at testing out the beta version of Skype for Windows Phone. Invites to join the beta will be sent out to those employes in the coming weeks, according to the report.

While Microsoft famously bought Skype in October for $12.5 billion, so far we have yet to see Skype make much of an impact in Microsoft-based platforms like Windows Phone and the Xbox 360.

Back in January during CES 2012, a Microsoft representative said that Skype for Windows Phone would be "coming out soon." Hopefully if this new story is true we won't have to wait too much longer for Skype to finally make its long awaited Windows Phone debut. So far the only Internet phone app for the OS is made by Tango, which released it in late 2011 (not to be confused with "Tango" the code name for the next major Windows Phone update).

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