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Skype not working on software for Windows Phone 7 OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2010 15:44 User comments (5)

Skype not working on software for Windows Phone 7 OS Skype, the extremely popular multi-platform VoIP company has said this week that it does not intend to create any software for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system, at least not currently.
"Instead, [Skype] is concentrating on development around the iPhone, Symbian and Android operating systems," says David Richards, via SmartHouse. "[Although] Dan Neary, [Skype's] Asia Pacific VP was hesitant to explain why no development was taking place for the new Windows Mobile offering, he did say [Skype] was developing new offerings for the iPhone, iPad and Android based phones."

That being said, the report is not an official renouncement, but just a current snapshot of the development status of different Skype applications.

Regardless, it seems the Windows Phone 7 is having some issues with developer support, as just recently Mozilla announced it would not be building Firefox Mobile for the OS.

Windows Phone 7 differentiates itself from the iPhone and Android phones, which use home screens of widgets and icons by blending applications together for a more "integrated experience," allowing the OS and applications to "share information with the user in a natural and seamless fashion."






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5 user comments

116.5.2010 2:44
ukhn99
Unverified new user

I thought it will look better, but it OK I guess. The touch screen don't look too responsive a lot of time, just hope it will improve when it actually release. Anyway I will buy a Window 7 Phone if Microsoft actually make their own Zune phone, but according to what I been hearing it won't be very likely.

216.5.2010 10:08

Not looking good for microsoft! It is starting to sound like the Windows 7 Mobile platform will make the iPhone look like open source.

Other than the netflix support, I can't see any reason to buy a Win7Mo phone...and even before release, I can already see plenty of reasons not to buy one.

If I did buy a Win7Mo phone, microsoft would be the last company I would go with; their hardware makes their software look reliable.

I still love my droid; other than the tiny storage (only 16GB), it is great...and update 2.2 is going to give a 350% speed increase plus flash support!

316.5.2010 21:35

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Not looking good for microsoft! It is starting to sound like the Windows 7 Mobile platform will make the iPhone look like open source.

Other than the netflix support, I can't see any reason to buy a Win7Mo phone...and even before release, I can already see plenty of reasons not to buy one.

If I did buy a Win7Mo phone, microsoft would be the last company I would go with; their hardware makes their software look reliable.

I still love my droid; other than the tiny storage (only 16GB), it is great...and update 2.2 is going to give a 350% speed increase plus flash support!
dont get excited over flash just yet mate..

417.5.2010 1:54

Hey, at least I know I'll get flash before the iPhone does!

BTW...flash video already works great...all we need now is flash apps, and I don't really care too much about those.

517.5.2010 19:34

Look like nobody is whipping the programmer for causing the scroll to lag.

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