Skypeâ€™s Tony Bates has been speaking at AllThingsD, and there hinted at the direction of their Windows Phone integration.
"When I think about phones I think more about communication, and I want to be able to move from text, to voice, to video, and I don’t think that’s well realized right now," he said.
He added, "We don’t think of the phone as a communication device, and why shouldn’t we? I think there’s evolution on the phone that we can do together."
Speaking about Windows Phone, he revealed revealed a certain distance from the both the phone and the company, saying â€œI think their phone is great. I definitely think we can add value to the phone.â€
Skype had earlier revealed that they still very much see themselves as separate from Microsoft, saying they â€œharmonizedâ€ rather than â€œintegratedâ€ and tellingly insisted on having Skype-branded ID cards instead of Microsoft ID cards when they joined the company.
Skypeâ€™s uptake however has not suffered from an association with the Microsoft brand, growing from 170 million active users to 250 million active users 8 months ago.
Bates also spoke about deep integration in Windows 8, which should create a pretty â€œharmoniousâ€ environment moving from the desktop to phone OS.
Read more at AllthingsD here.