Skype Withdraws VOIP Apps From Microsoft WiMPs (Windows Mobile Phones)

Saturday, February 27, 2010
By OP Editor

With the introduction of Windows Phone 7 / Microsoft Zune phone, the antiquated Windows Mobile Phones gets no respect: Without fanfare, Skype removes its Skype Lite and Skype VOIP software for Windows phones because the experience on windows phone does not match that of iPhone or Symbian phones.

Skype not for Microsoft wimps (Windows Mobile Phones)

Skype not for Windows Mobile Phone (WiMo / WiMP)

Recently Skype removed Skype Lite and Skype VOIP software for Windows phones from its website (although residual download pages might still exist).

Skype Technical Support, on the question,
Why can’t I download Skype Lite or Skype for Windows® phones?

“We’ve chosen to withdraw Skype Lite and Skype for Windows phones because we want to offer our new customers an improved mobile experience – much like the version that has proved so popular on the iPhone, and which is now available on Symbian phones. … We felt that Skype Lite and Skype for Windows phones were not offering the best possible Skype experience.”

Skype Withdraws VOIP Apps From Microsoft WiMP, Windows Mobile Phones

This essentially killed Skype development for Windows Mobile for the forseeable future, as Windows Phone 7 / Microsoft Zune phone isn’t set for release until the end of this year. Skype did not provide any signs on when and if the Windows Mobile version of Skype will return, and may have possibly have ceased development for the faltering Microsoft WiMP (Windows Mobile phones) platform.

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Skype pulls its client for Windows Mobile [boygeniusreport]

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