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

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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8 Comments

1. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

2. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

4. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

thanks for the info

3. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Strange choice this app isn't very good

6. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

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

7. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

8. claytold

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 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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