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Skype says Goodbye to Windows Mobile client

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With the news from MWC about the new Windows Phone 7 operating system, developers and vendors are making changes to their product line in preparation. The first major vendor to make a change, Skype, the free VOIP client.

Users attempting to download the client, which was Skype’s first foray into mobility, are now greeted with an FAQ explaining that the Windows-Mobile versions of Skype have been withdrawn because they were “not offering the best possible Skype experience”.  Skype want to “offer our new customers an improved mobile experience – much like the version that has proved so popular on the iPhone, and which is now available on Symbian phones.”  Skype has also put the kibosh on their Skype Lite as well.

According to the company, if you already have the Windows Mobile version of Skype running, it will continue to work through 2010.  Skype hasnt given any hard core cut off dates yet.

As Windows Phone 7 comes closer to release, what other companies are suddenly going to stop supporting Windows Mobile 6.x?  Should they be doing this so early?

A 15-year veteran of the tech wars, Amy is a gadgetgrrl from way back. Amy is started with the her first PDA, a Palm Pilot III all the way through her current sidearm, a T-Mobile G1. She suffers technolust like any good gadgetgrrl, but its always tempers with whether it will match her shoes and handbag. She bounces from one device to another. She is an OS agnostic-- liking them all for different reasons. She has seen it all and wants to see more.

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