While Lync users await the official release of clients for iOS, Android, Nokia, RIM and Windows Phone 7 sometime in 2011 a great looking unofficial Windows Phone 7 client video has been released on Youtube. Take a look over at Michael Olesen’s blog entry for further details on the application and some more screenshots. It seems this WP7 client was developed in their spare time.
We know that Microsoft are working on a WP7 Lync client and if it looks as good as the client in the video then there is an exciting year ahead for the mobile Lync space. The integration of the Hub and contacts looks great. They’ve also managed to draw down the photos. The video is a little long and has no commentary but stick with it. It demonstrates the ability to establish groups, set presence and invite other people into the chat.
No voice or video is demonstrated but I wouldn’t expect that this year. 2011 is going to be the year of Lync IM/Presence mobile clients. We might have to wait another year for the voice and video clients to be released.