Skype app is no longer available to the Nokia Lumia 610 since the experience wasn't 'up to par'

Skype app is no longer available to the Nokia Lumia 610 since the experience wasn't 'up to par'
Who knows how many Nokia Lumia 610 units are floating around in the world, but one thing’s for certain, it’s no longer able to download the popular Skype app for Windows Phone. For existing handset owners, the news might be seen as good or bad, depending on your experience with the app of course.

Initially, Nokia said that Skype for Windows Phone would be compatible to work with the Lumia 610 – despite its less than generous 256MB of RAM. Well, it seems that the case isn’t so anymore, as Nokia has been convinced that the app is absolutely incompatible to run on low-memory totting Windows Phones.

Although it was mentioned to be “workable” on the handset, it simply wasn’t “up to par with Nokia’s and Skype’s expectation.” Instead, they’ve decided to pull it from the Windows Phone Marketplace for the Lumia 610 – thus, axing any future downloads for those owners. In a fully translated statement, the following was mentioned:



source: WeLoveWP (translated) via Engadget

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Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

256MB. 512MB was tolerable, but 256MB.

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah but look at the pice tag and unlike android WP doesn't need freakin 50 gb of ram to run

2. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

yeah its nice that windows phone can run on 256 but 512 is the right point for low end and mid range phones. i think it was a mistake to make the phone with 256.idk i still love windows though

12. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

15. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

now make this for ios and crapdroid as well, and try again. :)

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah come on as far as i can tell WP7 is smoother than android and it runs on single core and ios is more limited than wp7

3. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

that's quite sad to hear... but hey, they'll still have tango i guess.

4. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Skype for Symbian 1.5.0.12 for S60V3FP1 works on my Symbian 60v3FP1 on 128Mb.

5. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

SMH... this is fragmentation, not what is happening to android, atleast all our apps work on the latest version :/

6. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Thats badd, but anyway, still waiting for the Cyan Nokia Lumia 900, lovely device, it's something new compared to the silly Iphone -______- , and Samsung always with the same designs -___-!

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

they should have at least limited the app for voice only. some people bought already thinking there is skype in there

8. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

guess voice only is not Nokia's and Skype's expectations. (ironic) I don't like them anymore.

9. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Lumia 610, 4GB memory (some taken for OS and stuff), no MicroSD-slot, 256MB ram. OMG :|

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

FYI... Lumia 610 has 8GB Memory not 4...

10. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

robocopvn... OMG!!!!! thats why its cheap!! "DONKEY"..

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

hey everyone cheap nokia lumia 610 +256 mb +8 gb+ memory+800 mghz proccesor = no skype + really smooth experience cheap android + 1 gb of ram +800 Mgz proccesor + expandable memory = extreme laginess+really slow + skype what do you prefer

17. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I'm not sure ...... I'll wait to see what Window Phone 8 can do. Is there something going to be called "WP 8 - Tango"? Or maybe Salsa, ChaCha ? LOL (oops there already HTC handsets with those name, sorry Nokia T_T) I'm really curious ......

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