Thursday, May 13, 2010
Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Software" @ 03:15 AM
"Speaking an event in Sydney Dan Neary Asia Pacific Vice President for Skype was hesitant to explain why no development was taking place for the new Windows Mobile offering, however he did say that the VOIP communication Company was developing new offerings for the iPhone, iPad and Android based phones."
Back in March, we reported that Skype had killed the availability of Skype for Windows Mobile as a result of what the company perceived to be fragmentation across the Windows Mobile platform. Considering Microsoft is focused on reducing fragmentation in Windows Phone 7, we were hopeful that Skype would consider bringing its popular VoIP product back to the platform, but that idea now appears dead in the water. What's interesting is that the company is now reluctant to provide a reason. In the meantime, it's planning to roll out new versions of Skype for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and as you know, these are all platforms that consumers are currently going gaga for. With that in mind, we're guessing the real reason why Skype has abandoned Windows Phone 7 development is that it simply doesn't see much potential in it. And only time will tell whether it's spot on about that.