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iPhone 4G (AT&T and Verizon): Skype makes Windows Phone 7 exit

In what is surely going to be a blow to Microsoft, it has been reported that Skype has dropped support for Windows Phone 7 handsets, in favor of focusing on projects for the iPhone 4G and Android handsets.

As reported from BGR, Dan Neary, the Asia Pacific Vice President for Skype confirmed the news when speaking at a recent event in Australia.

The news comes after Skype removed their Windows Mobile version of the popular VoIP software, citing poor user experience and shoddy UI.

A key reason for the lack of Skype on Windows Phone 7, could be due to the omission of native code within the platform, as well as clashes with Microsoft’s XNA and Silverlight features.

So where does that leave consumers wanting to pick up Skype on Windows Phone 7? In a dark place it seems – unless a third party developer conjures up something.

Let us know your thoughts on this. Are you surprised?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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