It is expected that an upgrade that offers the phone to a video chat application will be released. The FaceTime-like feature is rumored to be installed by Microsoft on its Windows Phone 7. Moreover, at a “high profile” CES event, a Windows Phone employee mentioned that a program similar to FaceTime would integrate Microsoft Live services and MSN Messenger.
Some may think as Skype as an alternative but this new application is said to “reach beyond the hand of Skype.” Time for releasing an update is not clear, it is not perceived as a new feature included in Windows Phone 8 which rumored to include a front-facing camera. The screenshot leaked has the registry keys within Windows Phone 7 which points out that the hardware alteration is in the work.
In addition, Mobile World Congress 2011 that will be held in February 2011 in Barcelona may be the time Microsoft officially announce about updates and the next generation of the Windows Phone. Although the company has not unveiled any information about phone upgrades, BGR made many people believe that it will be available this month. Through a video chat application, users can see the copy-and-paste functionality which was stated in Microsoft’s keynote and improved app and game startup speeds.