Skype on Nokia: Removed from US Ovi Store due to Verizon deal

By Alan Ng - Apr 3, 2010

Remember last week when we informed you about Skype’s full release on Symbian handsets via the Ovi Store? Well it turns out Nokia has now removed the app from the US Ovi Store, as a result of Skype’s exclusive deal with Verizon Wireless.

As reported from BGR, it doesnt mean that you can no longer access Skype in the US on Symbian handsets, it just means that you’ll have to find another route to download it, and not via the official Ovi Store.

Nokia has now said that this decision was made purely because of marketing, and that they wanted to ‘drive more attention’ towards the recent agreement with Verizon.

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Also See: Nokia and Skype: Full release for Ovi Store and Symbian handsets

  • Hi Alan, I look after PR for Ovi Store. The availability of apps in Ovi Store is determined by the publisher, not by Nokia. Skype for Symbian is available for download in most markets via Ovi Store by Nokia and at