Nokia Removes Skype for Lumia 610 Users

Oh dear. It looks like Nokia is having to do a bit of backtracking for itself after removing Skype from the Lumia 610 despite noting that the service “worked well” only a few weeks before. Today the company decided the app doesn’t live up to the company’s expectations and that 256MB of RAM just isn’t enough.

Nokia attaches 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. Nokia Lumia 610 users in the Windows Phone Marketplace “will not be able to download Skype, Windows Phone version. Skype, Windows Phone version will continue to open to other users to download.

This was a concern for Skype users when Tango was first announced as allowing lower memory devices and it seems as though all the workarounds attempted to get Skype running on these devices just aren’t feasible given the hardware they’re running on.



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