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Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App 99

Posted by timothy
from the nobody-worth-spying-on-with-windows-7-it-seems dept.
An anonymous reader writes Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users recently found that Skype no longer works on their system: despite upgrading to the latest version they still can't sign in. We got in touch with the Microsoft-owned company and after two days, we got confirmation that a solution was in the works. "We have a Skype version for Mac OS X 10.5 users which will soon be available for download," a Skype spokesperson told TNW. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Windows Phone 7. In a support page titled "Is Skype for Windows Phone 7 being discontinued?," the Microsoft-owned company answers the question with a "yes" and elaborates that it is "permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7." Again, this isn't just old versions going away, or support being removed, but the apps themselves have disappeared.
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Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App

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  • by sideslash (1865434) on Friday August 08, 2014 @03:07PM (#47632387)

    It's easy to forget the WP7 is a 1.0 product, but I do feel sorry for the people who have phones running that OS.

    Remember, a lot of non-savvy people opted for WP7 based on the name of Microsoft. They will be shocked to find Skype missing.

    Eh, WP7 is old. I don't think people will be that shocked. They should feel guilty for being so far behind the times, and give all their money to a smartphone manufacturer right away. /sarc

  • by Chas (5144) on Friday August 08, 2014 @03:45PM (#47632721) Homepage Journal

    Is there a reason it can't work on this platform?
    Yes.
    What's the reason?
    We don't want it to.
    Is there a TECHNICAL reason that it can't work on this platform?
    Yes.
    What's the reason.
    Technically, we don't want it to.
    Is there any reason, BESIDES your not wanting it to, that it can't work on these platform?
    Yes.
    What's the reason?
    Because if we don't want it to, remove the apps, and strip out support, it simply can't!

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