@reply to post: writing a Skype app may be challenging, but they don't really need an app when they can just integrate the blessed thing into the OS. Which is what I hope the long wait is due to.
As for the phone itself: yes, the specs would have been about right one year ago. Yet, they are still vastly adequate for WP7.5, the design is sleek and there are a few killer features. If the marketing campaign is really as pervasive as it was announced in the keynote (and it works), Nokia could still have a winner on its hands.