Skype is still coming to Windows Phone as an app first with integration following
We've heard this before, numerous times. But to reiterate (and to beat the dead horse some more), Skype is coming to Windows Phone. The service will arrive as an app "soon" (we're joining others that point at a possible Mobile World Congress 2012 release?), and full integration with Microsoft's mobile platform will follow with the Apollo update. Although we were previously promised a "late 2011" release, it seems things have been delayed slightly.
Mobile.se threw some reader questions to Microsoft, one surrounding Skype integration. A translation of the question and answer:
"Reader: When will Skype for Windows Phone? You own course, Skype, so it
ought to be easy to answer. Will there be an app or an implementation of
Microsoft: Hi, Skype is under development and it will be in the form of an
app to begin with. There is no launch date set yet."
Hold onto your seats people, we'll get some official support soon enough.