Microsoft has announced that in the next few weeks version 7 Window Phone users will have to bid goodbye to Skype as it is being discontinued.
“Skype will no more be accessible in any form on Windows Phone 7 sometime in the next few weeks. Additionally, those of you who by now have Skype on your Windows Phone 7 handset will not be able to log into the service,” Microsoft said.
According to Microsoft, in June 2012 the company disclosed that the current Windows Phone devices could not be improved to Windows Phone 8 because of certain hardware demands. Therefore, any individual still utilizing a Windows Phone 7 device would be out of luck.
Microsoft stated on its customer support page that they would not continue to support Windows Phone version 7 because they want every person to experience the best Skype, from enhanced quality to better reliability and improved security, and providing a new version of Skype is the way to do that.
“We want everyone to benefit from the most recent improvements therefore; we at times retire older Skype versions throughout all platforms including mobile devices. For that reason, we are retiring all Skype apps permanently for Windows Phone 7,” explained Microsoft.
Microsoft will however keep Skype alive for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1in addition to competing mobile platforms.