Microsoft rumoured to be working on Windows Phone 7’s “FaceTime” competitor

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Microsoft is rumoured to be launching a new VoIP service that could be a strong competitor to Apple’s FaceTime service on iOS devices, for its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, according to leaks seen by website Neowin.

A DLL file, taken by a source and sent to Neowin, reveals that that a front-facing camera application is in the works, and that there are also two hidden values that have been disabled in the “ControlPanel” portion of the phone’s registry – “VoIP” and “SIP”, both communication technologies.

In line with its online services being under the “Live” brand – such as Windows Live Hotmail – it is rumoured that it will be part of the family in order to be propagated to many platforms, such as Windows Live Messenger.

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