Nokia: No Skype for the Lumia 610
Well, it was fun while it lasted. Nokia had gone ahead and pulled Skype for the Lumia 610. Skype upon initial release was no suppose to work on phones that has 256 MB of RAM. Nokia did some magic for it to run on the 610 anyway. Looks like Nokia has had a sudden change of heart.
Wmpoweruser is reporting that Nokia is no longer allowing owners of the Lumia 610 to download Skype to their phones. Wlovewp.hk provided the following statement:
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.
Windows Phone has always been about experience so it’s not such a surprising move to me. Skype is expected to play a bigger role in Windows Phone 8 by being integrated in the Messaging Hub as another service.