Skype retired from Symbian OS too

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Skype for Symbian

Besides Microsoft’s recent announcement that Skype is being pulled off Windows Phone 7, All About Symbian also reports receiving an email saying basically the same about Skype for Symbian OS:

We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, signed into Skype on a Symbian phone, and we’re sorry to inform you that we are now permanently retiring all Skype apps for Symbian phones. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Symbian phone.

You can still stay in touch with friends and family using Skype on an Android device, Nokia Lumia phone or desktop computer. You can sign into them all using the same Skype account. The latest versions of Skype for all your devices are available at http://www.skype.com/download.

5 comments

  1. If Microsoft will continue pulling the plug on everything Nokia except those that bear Lumia and Windows Phone 8 and above, I wonder what will happen if other third party apps and services will join Microsoft in this line of action. This is a hard time for Nokia fans but I want to believe they most likely would be used to this kind of hard treatment that’s being going on for some half a decade now.

  2. I got that email today. I’m rather upset as I still use my Nokia E7 (and at times E90) and I use Skype daily. I really don’t understand Nokia and Microsoft anymore. Needless to say the last phone I’ve purchased from Nokia is my Nokia E7. It will also be my LAST handset from Nokia and I’ll never even look into Windows Phone now.

    I detest Microsoft more and more as each day passes.

  3. Microsoft’s unloyal behavior regarding Skype for Symbian is a slap in the face for long term Nokia users like me. It has persuaded me to never buy a Windows Phone or anything Nokia related in the future.

  4. Took me a second to remember what Symbian is….. That’s saying something. May be time I pay dad a visit and hide his Nokia E6 PERMANENTLY nyahahahahah!!!

  5. this is inevitable, the Ovi store has closed. Symbian is a moribund platform, services will continue to cut off their apps and services for Symbian. Microsoft isn’t the bad guy here

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