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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Skype for Windows Mobile Dead and Buried

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:30 PM

http://share.skype.com/sites/en/201...ile_lineup.html

"As part of our continual review of our mobile range, 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... with the latest version of the Windows Mobile OS, it's been increasingly challenging for us to maintain an app which behaves as you'd expect on a wide range of handsets without working with a mobile operator partner."

Skype's reasons for killing the development and availability of the Windows Mobile version of Skype may be questionable, but the fact is, it's happened. And it comes at a time when Skype is performing strongly on the iPhone and Symbian platforms, and is soon to make an appearance on a wide range of BlackBerry and Android handsets. Perhaps Windows Phone 7 Series is what Skype needs to make a return? Then again, maybe not. Time will tell.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Goodbye Microsoft Recite - We Hardly Knew Ye

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 05:00 PM

http://blogs.msdn.com/recite/

"Microsoft will no longer be offering the Microsoft Recite Technology Preview as of December 31, 2009. After this date you will no longer be able to access Microsoft Recite from your mobile phone. The Microsoft Recite Team thanks you for your valuable feedback on this product. The ability to capture notes and reminders is an area we are still focused on and we will continue to consider your feedback to build out these rich experiences in upcoming products."

If you have any data on Recite that you want to keep, you need to head over to the Recite blog for instructions on how to get your data into a format you can keep, because come New Year's Day, the service will be shut down. Hopefully the technology will come back in another product, but for now it is a shame it is going away.


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