class=’ ‘>No Skype-support for low-end Windows Phone Tango devices
Microsoft has confirmed its up-coming low-end Tango devices will not be getting Skype-support once it’s released for Windows Phone
Microsoft has revealed that Skype will not be available initially on handsets running its Windows Phone Tango operating system.
The news comes via Windows Phone Daily, which reports ‘the new app for Windows Phone does not support devices operating with 256 MB of memory’.
It added: ‘The lack of lower-end hardware support is categorized under ‘Known Issues’ and is described as such: “Device Support: Your Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory to install and use Skype”.’
Whether or not Microsoft intends to remedy this with future updates remains to be seen. We’ve put the question to Microsoft, so will update you when we hear back.
With 600 million users worldwide, Skype is the world’s biggest VoIP service. Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for the service last year and began rolling out an official application for Windows Phone this week. Read all about it here.
Tango – the more affordable version of Windows Phone – is expected to be the one that helps disseminate the Windows Phone word globally. Because it has lower hardware requirements it will be a lot cheaper – and that means a lot more attractive to users on a budget.
Tango is Windows Phone’s gateway into emerging countries like India, Brazil and Mexico.
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