Skype Drops its Support For Windows Mobile
By on February 25th, 2010

Skype, the VOIP software maker, has withdrawn its support for Windows Mobile. Skype has pulled out both Skype Lite and Skype Mobile for   Windows Mobile from their site. This means, you cannot download the app from the Skype official site but if you already have it installed on your device it will seamlessly work.

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Skype for Windows Mobile did not always give the best possible consistent user experience and Skype has grown tired of supporting it. Instead, Skype wants to focus on delivering mind blowing app for the Windows Phone 7 Series. From the Skype blog we’ve decided to make a few changes to our lineup. Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Phones are no longer available for download. This isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly, but the reason is simple. Neither of these apps offered a great Skype experience.

Apart from that, just last week Skype partnered with Verizon to offer free Skype to Skype unlimited calls. If Skype partners with more operators, it can completely eliminate the need for a mobile app. If you ask me, this is an indeed good move by Skype, only late. But we can understand the timing for completely kicking out the support for Skype for WinMo, when Microsoft itself is phasing out Windows Mobile and renaming it to Windows Phone Classic.

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  • Stephen Quirk

    I understand why software companies like Skype and Adobe are abandoning Windows Phone classic. The operating system is being phased out and replaced.

    But what I don't understand is why anybody would still buy a Windows Phone, as all the ones in the shops are still running the classic Windows Mobile operating system. It's at the end of its life. People should buy something new, like an Android phone or an iPhone.

  • nimak

    I have samsung omnia i900 and I downloaded skype able open my skype account. After resetting my mobile now I cannot open downloaded skype file and cannot go to my skype account.Pl help me to open my skype account

 
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