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This article was published on September 20, 2013

Windows Phone 7 user? Microsoft just dropped support for Skype.

Windows Phone 7 user? Microsoft just dropped support for Skype.
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Microsoft just dropped a bombshell for Windows Phone 7 users, announcing that it will no longer release updates to Skype for the mobile operating system.

It’s not a massive surprise though, given that Windows Phone 7 was released way back in 2010, which is a lifetime ago in mobile terms. And now it’s looking to push ahead with Windows Phone 8 in the wake of its Nokia Devices & Services acquisition.

The app will remain in the Windows Phone Store though, and you will still be able to use it for Chat, Voice and Video Calls. That’s something, right?

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