Skype is working full steam ahead on an app for the iPad and the next-gen iPhone but users of Windows Phone 7 will have to take a number and waitâ€¦ and waitâ€¦ and wait.
Skype’s Asia Pacific Vice-President Dan Neary says that Microsoft’s forthcoming smartphone OS is not a priority when it comes to mobile platforms.
â€œWe try and focus not only where the need is but where the best experience is and we feel that the best areas for us to develop are on the operating systems that we currently support â€“ iPhone Symbian BlackBerry and now Androidâ€ Neary told APC during a press briefing in Sydney today. â€œWe simply feel that those operating systems (have) a much better user experienceâ€.
Neary said that while a Skype app for Windows Phone 7 â€œis on the roadmap the question is how quickly we’re going to get to it. We feel that we are best best deployed on other operating systems (for now) and we’ll see how the space evolves.â€