Skype developing native “video engine” for Windows Phone 7

A  job posting by Skype has dispelled any rumour that Skype video calling will not be coming Windows Phone 7.5.

In the job posting Skype is looking for a developer to optimise their Video Engine solution for Windows and Windows Phone , with the aim of releasing an update every 2 months.

The fact that they are looking for a C++ developer confirms the solution will be native rather than 3rd party, given that those developers are confined to Silverlight and XNA.

So far we have only seen one confirmed device with a front-facing camera, the Samsung SGH i937, but the Nokia Sea Ray is also expected to sport one.

See the job posting at Skype Careers here.