View Full Version : Skype first to scrap Windows Mobile

01-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Skype has pulled its Windows Mobile client, saying the interface wasn't worth keeping and presumably planning something better for Windows Phone 7 Series.
Users attempting to download the client, which was Skype's first foray into mobility, are now greeted with an FAQ (https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10411/Why-can-t-I-download-Skype-Lite-or-Skype-for-Windows-phones;jsessionid=48684B807DC1B0D242EF32B7F5AC2579 ?frompage=search&q=windows+mobile) explaining that the Windows-Mobile versions of Skype have been withdrawn because they were "not offering the best possible Skype experience" .

It seems unlikely that Skype woke up this morning and decided that the interface was so poor it had to pull the product - much more likely that a tiny customer base, combined with the impending death of the platform, has prompted Skype to pull support for the version.

Windows Mobile devices have never appealed to the budget-conscious, while Skype's premise is based on saving money.