Skype is now officially available for the Windows Phone platform, replacing the beta app that was launched at the end of February.
The Skype for Windows app works over Wi-fi and 3G, and allows users to search for contacts and call landlines. A downside however is that the app doesn’t run in the background, so you are only able to make and receive calls only if you’re in the Skype app. Microsoft is looking to integrate Skype more thoroughly when Windows 8 hits the mobile sphere, but chances are that it will again bundle as a standalone app rather than being a seamless integration with the OS.
Skype is already available for Android, iOS, and Blackberry platforms, so it’s a no-brainer that they would choose to finally push a stable version to the Windows Phone market.