Microsoft has added a new Phone App to the newest Windows 10 Preview Build 10558. It combines Skype and normal voice calls in one interface and call history and includes a call recorder which can be used on consent from recorded parties.
The app can both access your Internet connection and act as a server and use all available phone lines on the devices. Through direct access to all connected accounts on Windows 10 you will be able to use it as the principle calling hub both for Skype and normal phone-calls.
As the Windows 10 Phone App is available already in 67 languages, release should be imminent. Maybe Microsoft will release it along tomorrow´s event about new devices. The voice-call functionality could also be a hint on LTE editions of a new Surface Pro 4.
Here the official feature list from Microsoft for the new Windows 10 Phone App:
- Make voice and video calls over your cellular network or Wi-Fi.
- Tired of hunting for the right number in your contacts? Just start entering a phone number, and Smart Dial will automatically search your phone book for matches.
- Listen to your voicemail and manage your messages from inside the calling app without ever having to dial in to your voicemail inbox.
- Record your phone calls—cellular, Voice over LTE, or Wi-Fi—for future use and playback (requires consent from all parties on the line).
- Eliminate unwanted calls by blocking contacts from within your call history.