The Nokia Lumia 610 was created for those looking for an inexpensive Windows Phone, and it therefore has a minimal feature set.?Nokia says that, as a result, users of this model won’t be able to use Skype.
When the Windows Phone version of Skype was released a few months ago, Lumia 610 users could download this app, even though the device didn’t meet the minimal criteria — it does not have enough RAM.
Nokia has now released the following statement:
Nokia attachs great importance to the launch of products and services to bring the user experience, so even if the Skype Windows Phone version on the Nokia Lumia 610 does, but after intensive testing, we found the user experience does not guarantee to Nokia and Skype the expected level. Therefore, we do not recommend users to use Skype on the Nokia Lumia 610.
This has gone a bit beyond recommendations.?Microsoft will no longer allow users of the Lumia 610 to download this software from the Windows Phone Marketplace, although those who already have it will continue to be able to use it.
Skype is a very popular VoIP and video-chatting app. Microsoft purchased its developer last year with the stated goal of integrating the service into Windows Phone. It can be used on more powerful models, like the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II.