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WP7/WP8 rumoured to get an app similar to FaceTime, said to be better than Skype

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WP7/WP8 rumoured to get an app similar to FaceTime, said to be better than Skype
You have to prepare your pinch of salt, because here comes one very unconfirmed rumour about Windows Phone 7 getting a FaceTime-like app.

According to this rumour, Microsoft is cooking an app similar to FaceTime, presumably as a part of its Microsoft Live services, which, in turn, will make this feature available for differnt devices and platforms. This app is set to be able to do things that "will reach beyond the hand of Skype ", and, if this is true, it will no doubt give WP7 a boost.

The report goes on that it's yet unknown when this app/feature will see the light of the day, but it may very well arrive in time to be integrated with a late Windows Phone 7 update. Even if it doesn't make it to WP7, it is hinted that a front-facing camera may be one of the requirements for the handsets powered by WP8, so it's definitely coming at some point.

This rumour sounds logical, but there is nothing to prove it, except for that photo being tossed around, so for now it's exactly that - a rumour. If true, though, how much of an advantage it will be for Microsoft's latest mobile OS?

source: Neowin

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posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:29

1. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


Yea first they gotta make a phone with a front facing camera then I will believe this

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 13:31

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


They should probably focus on Windows Phone 7 actually selling...

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 20:36

3. jack395 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Nothing is impossible. Dick Tracy had a wrist watch for a communicator!

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 00:23

4. apocalypsebc (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Could this be a Windows live messenger app with the option of video chat. Did yahoo suppose to be making a messenger app with video chat for android?

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 04:20

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 592; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Forward thinking at least... Only concern is the rate at which it materializes... A nice and sharp interface can only sell for so long.

Yes WP7 is fresh, and looks promising, but it needs to start biting a lot harder to make up grounds.

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