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

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.

What are your thoughts on this? Full article through the link.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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