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

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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 Anonymous Coward on Friday August 08, 2014 @02:49PM (#47632241)

    For me to bite the bullet and get an android phone.
    No way am I going to get a windows phone again and risk it going out of support within a year or two.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 08, 2014 @03:13PM (#47632437)

    Suck it up fanbois: Apple sucks farts off dead chickens. Their only game is to keep you on the re-purchase treadmill.

    Yeah that must be why they're giving away free OS updates. Nothing says "re-purchase treadmill" like free updates. And every Mac with an 64-bit chips, going as far back as 2007 iMacs, will continue to be supported with new OS updates. If Apple was about what you claim why would a 7 year old system be able to get OS X 10.10?

    And they've supported iPhones and iPads with OS for more than a year after stopping sales. Android manufacturers stop providing updates while still selling the product.

    Basically, you're full of shit with weak sauce trollbait.

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