Microsoft Working on FaceTime Competitor for Windows Phone 7

Steve Ballmer did not announce much about upcoming Windows Phone 7 updates at CES this year, except for demoing cut-copy-paste. However, according to, a key Windows Phone 7 employee has revealed some information to them on where the platform was heading. One of the features that were discussed was that Microsoft was working on a FaceTime competitor for Windows Phone 7.

FaceTime for Windows Phone 7

The said application will probably integrate with Microsoft’s Live services, so it could be used on all Windows Phones. When someone asked why Microsoft wouldn’t use something like Skype, the employee answered by saying that FaceTime competitor would “reach beyond the hand of Skype”. Also, Neowin claims that front-facing cameras may be a requirement for Windows Phone 8 devices. Though at this point, it is not yet clear on whether this application will be a part of Windows Phone 8, or come as an update to Windows Phone 7.

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