Skype Withdraws Its Windows Mobile App, Skype Lite

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Skype has announced that it has stopped offering the Windows Mobile edition of its VoIP calling app, as well as the Skype Lite edition.

The company says that these two were pulled because they “were not offering the best possible Skype experience”, but many suspect a new agreement with a wireless carrier is the real reason behind this move.

Last week, Verizon Wireless and Skype announced plans to release an “exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones”. Clearly, Skype’s service won’t be exclusive to Verizon if it is available to anyone with a Windows Mobile smartphone.

A Short-Term Solution
At least temporarily, the Windows Mobile version of Skype is still available on this company’s website. But this page has been “orphaned” and this company no longer links to it.

Those who are interested in this software should download it now, as it’s unlikely to be available for much longer.

Other Platforms
Skype is still available for smartphones running some other mobile operating systems: the Apple iPhone, the Symbian OS, and Maemo OS, as well as the Sony PSP.

On the other hand, according to the Skype website, the BlackBerry and Android OS versions are only going to be available to Verizon Wireless customers.

Source: Skype

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