Skype For Windows Phone: Finally!By danseitz
If there’s one thing that’s annoying about having two major phone OSes in the marketplace, it’s that nobody cares about the small fry like Windows. Granted, Windows Mobile has a history of failure, clunkiness, and general pain, but it’s only got so much to work with.
Anyway, Windows Phone users are about to get a function almost as crucial as air to most people: Skype. And this after all that talk about it never happening!
The news came buried in a much larger update about Mango, which is apparently Microsoft’s Herculean push to get software on Windows it really should have had a year ago, like for example “Angry Birds”.
Oh, and for you Europeans, it’s also finally getting Spotify, so that’s something. I think the toasters of Europe run Spotify, though, so that’s not really something we could call a feather in Microsoft’s cap.
Mango is a pretty drastic overhaul of the platform, an attempt to make it competitive with Android, which controls the market, and iOS, which controls the media attention. Microsoft needs to act fast to try and salvage its mobile platform, or else it’ll be going the way of Symbian before too long.
Hey, at least they’re not Palm!