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Nokia Dumps Skype From Lumia 610

Nokia has decided that the Skype client doesn't run well enough on its lower end Lumia 610, after all.

The mobile manufacturer made the Skype app available for download on the Lumia 610, even though Skype made it clear that 512MB of RAM was required to run the client properly, and the Nokia handset only sports 256MB.

However, Nokia has now re-evaluated the situation and found that the Skype experience wasn't up to par on the smartphone, so the company has pulled the app from the Marketplace on the 610.

The Finnish firm said that while the application worked on the phone, it found that the "user experience" didn't match up to either Nokia or Skype's "expected level". In other words, it ran like an asthmatic ant through a puddle of jam.

While no future downloads will be available, Lumia 610 users who have already downloaded the Skype app will still be able to use it. Or attempt to put up with it chugging along, anyway.

The Lumia 610 is one of the cheapest Windows Phone handsets on the market, and you can bag one for just £165. It has an 800MHz processor, 3.7inch 800 x 480 resolution display, and a five megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus.

Source: Engadget