After the preview version was presented in February, the Skype application for Windows Phone is not out of beta. This was about time, as Microsoft purchased Skype. Furthermore, considering it’s popularity, it would have been a bit weird for Windows Phone not to support Skype.
On the other hand, things were a bit complicated for Windows Phone. Ever since the beginning there was a long list of limitations and the latest version makes not exception. Skype for Windows Phone offers basic functionality, however it also has some limitations.
Some of the new Windows Phone smartphones that ship with frontal photo cameras will be able to run Skype with support for video calls. Some of these smartphones are Nokia Lumia 800, Lumia 710, HTC Titan, HTC Rader and Samsung Focus S. Unfortunately, those who own smartphones running on an older Windows Phone version will not be able to enjoy video calls.
Another important limitation is the RAM memory of the phone. The future entry-level phones, with 256 MB RAM, will not be able to run Skype – and we have to mention Nokia Lumia 610, a phone Nokia decided not to equip with a frontal camera. Furthermore, Bluetooth headsets are not supported by Skype.
Skype for Windows Phone is also not going to provide notifications if the application runs in the background and this might be one of the most important limitations yet.