The new Amazon Fire 3D smartphone is getting a huge boost as Microsoft's Skype and Amazon have apparently agreed to make the voice service available on the new smartphone when it ships later this month.

The move should help build up a head of steam behind what analysts say will be a winner for the Seattle-based company as it moves into new technologies.

On Skype's Garage & Updates page, the company said that the video and phone application will be readily available on the new Fire phone, although it will have a new unique interface that will "take advantage" of the phone's Dynamic Perspective tech that allows users to match the look and feel of the Fire's own interface.

"We have enhanced our Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel," said the Skype posting. "Through a widget that is visible from Fire's Carousel, users can easily see their chats and notifications at a glance, without having to launch the Skype app and open chats with a one-click action. Finally, the customized Skype 3D icon and notification badge show Skype's use of Fire phone's innovative Dynamic Perspective technology."

This should come as a positive as Amazon continues to hope for good results from this foray into smartphones.

The phone should help Amazon continue its online storage push, which will allow users of the Fire to have unlimited cloud storage space, meaning it will be easier to watch and stream your films and television shows from your Prime account on your smartphone.

By adding Skype to the growing list of apps available for the phone, it should show that Amazon wants to truly move into this sector, as it grows its apps available for the Fire.

"We were committed to make our users' cross-platform experience better, and will continue to deliver the best experience possible by providing regular updates to Skype for Fire phone over time," added Skype.

Analysts also see this as a solid move by Microsoft to be able to have its very successful service available on as many platforms as possible, especially as more and more companies delve into the smartphone sector.

ⓒ 2021 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.