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Tango, not Skype, to be first video chatting app for Windows Phone

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Tango, not Skype, to be first video chatting app for Windows Phone
Microsoft recently made a big purchase in the form of Skype in order to deeply integrate the video conferencing service into Windows Phone, but the video chatting application known as Tango is beating Skype to the punch on November 7.

It was only a little less than two weeks ago that Microsoft completed their acquisition of Skype. The $8.5 billion purchase is expected to bring deep Skype integration to the Windows Phone Mango platform. After the deal was finalized Skype CEO Tony Bates believes that they will be able to accelerate their goals to reach 1 billion users on a daily basis. While that is still possible, the arrival of a fairly popular video app ahead of Skype’s launch may be a blow.

Tango has been available in the Android Market and the iOS App Store for some time now. It allows users to video chat not just over WiFi, but over 3G and 4G networks as well. As a matter of fact, Tango was the application of choice when Microsoft demoed video calling on the Windows Phone operating system back in September.

When Tango launches in the Windows Phone Marketplace it will not cost a penny. It is already being used my millions of people around the globe so it definitely could be a factor in Skype hitting their lofty goals. However, Skype will have the advantage of being integrated in the platform rather than just a third party app. We’ll just have to wait and see what Microsoft has in mind.

source: Slash Gear  

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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:03

1. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


Tango works great on ios and android, so I know it will work on windows not sure why ms took over skype guess they paln to do something else with it.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:31

2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


No, they are going to use the Video chatting program for.... video chatting. It is just going to be deeply integrated within the phone.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:53

4. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


thanks for the info

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 11:33

3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Just because MS bought out Skype does not mean there should not be other choices for vChatting. I used Tango, Skype, and Oovoo for my vChatting needs. MSFT can turn one of them into their brain child with special privileges, then power to them.

Skype, IMO, is the best of the vChatting programs I use anyways.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 12:39

5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Strange choice this app isn't very good

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 15:00

6. kamen (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Tango? Interesting - computers are my job and still I had never heard of it :) Sounds like an ad

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 15:47

7. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


it works fine for me...dont really work well in buildings though

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:59

8. claytold (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Well I am not expecting a lot from Tango or any application like that. Already there are so many apps available in the market that offer such facilities. The point is people still prefer providers like vonage Axvoice and packet 8 because they offer many guarantees for the quality.

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