Skype Ejected from Ovi Store
Here’s another story a la “Google Voice versus AT&T and Apple”, this time with Skype and Nokia playing the protagonists… or is it? We’re talking about the fact that the Skype app was pulled from Ovi Store, just days after the free application was made available for the Symbian Nokia phones.
Skype’s Sravanthi Argawal claims that the VoIP services provider decided not to promote the Symbian app through the Ovi Store in the US. Apparently, they want to “drive more attention to the Skype and Verizon Wireless agreement”. The latter was announced recently and it’s a very bold move from a major carrier.
This is a marketing decision and not a reason for Nokia and Skype to dispute, just to be clear. You can still get the software via Skype.com, if you want it.