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April 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Skype for Windows Phone now available

Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, a Skype app had not been available for Windows Phone — until now.

Over the weekend, Skype launched its app for Windows Phone.

PC World notes some drawbacks: You can’t use Skype in the background, meaning you can’t receive Skype calls while using other apps. And you can’t use the app with lower-end Windows Phone devices, only higher-end ones running Windows Phone 7.5 (codenamed Mango) and with 512MB of RAM.

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