Skype 1.2 for Windows Phone released

The Skype app for Windows Phone has received a minor upgrade this week. The official Skype Garage blog has announced that the 1.2 version of the Internet phone app is now available to download on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The blog lists a couple of minor improvements in the 1.2 version, including "All phonebook contacts with at least one number are shown in Skype contact list" and "Ability to edit phone number in dial-pad before calling." There are also some other bug fixes in this new release.

The blog post also has a list of known remaining issues with Skype on Windows Phone. That includes the current limitation that won't allow Skype to work on Windows Phone devices with 256 MB of memory. Nokia tried and failed to get Skype to work on their Lumia 610 device.

Today during their Windows Phone 8 developer summit, Microsoft announced there would be lots of improvements for Skype, including being able to run in the background. It should also integrate with other built-in features of Windows Phone 8 products. Hopefully Microsoft will also be able to solve the memory issues of the current Skype version sometime in the near future.

Source: Skype Garage blog

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