Skype drops development for Windows Phone 7

WMPoweruser has pointed us to an article on Smarthouse that brings up some disappointing news for the Windows Mobile community. Due in time for the holidays, Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 platform will bring a whole new look and feel to the world of mobile computing. Unfortunately, it seems that Skype won't be a part of the user experience.

According to the article, Skype's Asia Pacific Vice President, Dan Neary, has announced at an event in Sydney, that the company is not developing a mobile version of its software for the Windows Phone 7 platform. Instead, they are going to be focusing their resources on devices running the iPhone OS, as well as Android.

Skype isn't the first company to announce such a thing. Back in March, we saw Mozilla drop its Windows Phone 7 development plans for Firefox mobile, citing a problem creating software for a platform that doesn't allow the development of applications running native code. Skype has yet to make a formal declaration as to why they've actually dropped support for the platform, but many seem to feel that it has to do with the same problem. It seems that not everyone is down with only developing on Silverlight and XNA.

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