Oh No! M$ Acts Like It Has A Monopoly On Smartphone OS…

The train wreck that is M$ as a supplier of client device operating system caused yet another jolt today.“We are permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Windows Phone 7 device” With users locked in to their OS, M$ was able to lead millions into slavery on the Wintel treadmill grinding $billions for M$ coffers. Today is a new day, though. M$ no longer has a monopoly on anything. Outraged users can flee to Android/Linux smartphones or just about any other brand of smartphone and escape the trap M$ has set. Expect to see M$’s share of the smartphone universe plunge. It’s already in last placePenfield, you were right.

See Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones.

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2 Responses to Oh No! M$ Acts Like It Has A Monopoly On Smartphone OS…

  1. kurkosdr says:

    Windows Phone 7. A club of losers I am happy not to be in.

    Good thing MS osbornized WP7 by announcing that WP7 phones won’t be upgraded to WP8 months before WP8 was released, so the list of suckers is small.

    Fortunately, the bozo responsible for this is out.

  2. dougman says:

    “We are permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Windows Phone 7 device, Axing Skype on Windows Phone 7 is necessary for security reasons.”

    LOL….. what does that tell you regarding Win-Dohs security?

    “Skype still runs on Android phones with version 2.3″….Duh, Android is far more secure then any Win-Doh’s iteration.

    “”As per our advance resources, unfortunately, old Skype versions are retiring.”….but fortunately, we want you to spend more money, so stop with the whining and buy a new Win-Dohs phone! We need people to buy more of our junk, not that we sold that many to begin with.

    Don’t like it get an Android device and I say this is a big win for alternative platforms.

    I have been a Skype user since 2003, but eventually WebRTC and Google Hangouts will supersede it.

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