Skype IS coming to Nokia Lumia 610 (sub 512mb WP)

| April 24, 2012 | 26 Replies

I don’t know why this was even made into such an issue in the first place, when if you just look at the Skype post, it lists various things as ‘known issue’ i.e. issues they are aware of and would eventually need to be fixed, such as long messages not appearing properly and currently needing 512mb RAM in version 1.0 of their app.

I guess the way not to confirm things, instead of reading what’s already there, is to state it’s not happening in the hopes a bigger authority will explain again. It seems to be a recurring drama in Windows Phone were there will be a story to say something is not happening and later another to say it is (which could loop back on itself again).

Engadget reports that the Lumia 610 WILL get Skype. They had problems with the early version of Skype, but is primed for use for entry level Lumias.

Other known issues to be fixed:


Category Description and Workaround
Calling There is no visible indication if your call is placed on hold from a remote party.
Calling Some events such as an incoming phone call, alarm or low-battery notification may end your Skype call. Should this happen, please re-open the Skype for Windows Phone app and call the person back.
Calling Bluetooth headsets are not supported for Skype calling on WIndows Phone
Connectivity Skype does not work when device is connected to computer using USB cable.
Conference Calling A conference call will appear as a 1:1 call. The chat and profile views are between the Windows Phone recipient and the conference call host. To view the group chat content, navigate to the recent messages pivot and select the group conversation. To return to the call, navigate to the Skype home screen (by pressing the notification badge in the top right corner), then click on the call-in-progress indicator at the top of the screen.
Device support Your Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory to install and use Skype.
Feature support Sending a Skype SMS and retrieving Skype voice messages are not supported on Windows Phone.
General Limitation Communications will be received only when the Skype app is in foreground.
IM Instant Messages sent to an offline Skype client will appear as successfully sent, not as “pending.”
Phonebook Only one valid phone number for each native contact will be displayed when you choose to call someone from the phonebook.
Phonebook Only valid phone numbers in native phonebook contacts will be displayed from within Skype. Valid phone numbers require a country code (e.g., +44 for the United Kingdom) to be stored as part of the phonebook’s phone number.
Video Calling Video calls to Skype for Windows Phone requier Skype 5.0 or later for Mac or Windows.
IM Very long messages may be not displayed properly in the Skype for Windows Phone.

Cheers Janne for the tip.


Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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