• Does The Microsoft Purchase Of Skype Mean Carriers Will Shun Windows Phone 7?

    Microsoft may have just alienated their carrier partners, AT&T and Verizon, by buying Skype. Analyst Craig Moffett told BusinessWeek that the Skype acquisition was a “head scratcher” because of how it will complicate Microsoft’s relationship with AT&T and Verizon regarding WP7. Today, Microsoft announced that Skype technology would be brought to the Xbox 360 and yes, Windows Phone 7. Obviously, AT&T and Verizon (and other carriers) may wonder why they’re going to support an operating system that has a built-in way to cut into their voice traffic revenue.

    Read: Microsoft Buys Skype: Does This Mean Carriers Will Shun Windows Phone 7? [Microsoft Promises That Skype Technology Will Make It Into WP7, But Will AT&T & Verizon Refuse To Carry Any New Windows Phones?] | TFTS
    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2011/05/10/...-hurt-windows/

    I think it would be easier for both carriers to let WP7 die on the vine if they thought Skype Mobile threatened their voice business.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Buys Skype: Does This Mean Carriers Will Shun Windows Phone 7? started by CA View original post
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    1. tmc8080's Avatar
      tmc8080 -
      Ya know, it's possible that Microsoft took a bath on Win7 phones. So going over the voip side does make sense. Though this is too little too late in the voip game. Unless M/S is going to get into wireless broadband or something such as that, there's almost no way skype could turn a profit for them. Google is already 10 steps in front of Microsoft. This would have been better to have happned in 2006, not 2011.
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