A while back we reported that the beta version of Skype was finally making its way onto Windows Phone devices. After all the money that Microsoft had spent acquiring the company, we guess we can’t say that we’re too surprised. However it looks like that joy may be short-lived. According to Nokia, it seems that they have decided to drop support for the Skype app on their Lumia 610 Windows Phone handset, citing that the user experience was not up to par with what Nokia and Skype originally had in mind. According to Nokia’s full explanation:
“Nokia values the user experience provided by its products and services. Therefore, although the Skype Windows Phone version is workable on Nokia Lumia 610, after in-depth testing, we found that the user experience is not up to par with Nokia and Skype’s expectation and decided not recommending users using Skype on Nokia Lumia 610. In the future, users of Nokia Lumia 610 would no longer be able to download Skype Windows Phone version from Window Phone Marketplace. However, Skype Windows Phone version would still be available for other users.”
We guess the 800MHz processor and 256MB of RAM was not enough to ensure Skype ran properly, but we could be wrong! Lumia 610 owners out there, what do you guys think? Did you find your Skype experience to be less than stellar, or were you perfectly happy with the way things were? Until Nokia and Microsoft comes up with a solution, we guess Lumia 610 might have to turn to third-party apps for their Skype needs.
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