Microsoft Windows Phone 7 to Natively Support Skype?

Thanks to the $8.5 billion worth Skype acquisition deal inked by the Redmond Washington based software giant, Microsoft; Windows users, especially those of the Windows 7 Phone, are likely to be equipped with video calling services soon - a new report revealed.

The report of the company planning to bring video calling services to its OS platforms began after the company had post a job ad, looking for the right candidate to optimise the Skype Video Engine solution.

"[We are looking for a candidate]...for building and optimizing the Skype Video Engine solution for Microsoft Windows and Windows Phone platforms," the job ad read.

Now, perhaps assuming that the term Video Engine solution could be confusing for quite a few, the software giant added the following description: “"You will be working with a small team of highly skilled development and testing professionals to deliver a new release of the Video Engine every 2 months."

It also stated that the company was preferably looking for someone with “star quality” C++ skills, and that the successful candidate will have to join the Skype Stockholm, or Tallinn office. The company, however, did not forget to mention that the job profile will involve occasional travelling to other Skype offices in the US and Europe.