This could be what Skype on Windows 8 and Windows RT will look like.

With just a week to go before Windows 8 and Windows RT hit retail availability, Microsoft has said surprisingly little about how Skype will work on the platforms. But with the launch of the new operating systems on Oct. 26, clues are surfacing that a touch-friendly version of the VoIP and messaging application is just about ready.

Reporter Ed Bott of ZDNet noticed the clues. One is a picture of Microsoft’s Surface tablet running what could very well be a Metro version of Skype (seen at the top of this post). Another is a page describing Surface’s software that says “Snap two apps side-by-side onscreen and do more at once. Use Skype to chat with friends while blogging, or record seminars and workshops while taking notes in OneNote.”

A cached version of the Surface page, since taken down, also mentions “Stereo speakers and dual microphones tuned for Skype,” Bott writes.

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