Scoble forced to admit he was wrong about Skype and Windows Phone 7 Mango

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Robert Scoble, has rapidly become an enemy of Windows Phone due to his hardening position on the eventual failure of the OS, has been forced to admit he misquoted Tony Bates, the Microsoft VP in charge of Skype.

Scoble has claimed even Skype, which Microsoft purchased a few months ago, was prioritising other platforms over Windows Phone, and if Microsoft could not even get their own subsidiaries to support Windows Phone, what chance did the OS have at other apps.

Bates has not forced Scoble to retract his statement regarding Skype, with Scoble posting:

Yesterday in my post about Windows Phone I didn’t get it right. https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/B6RWtAHjYtx
Tony Bates, President of the Skype Division at Microsoft, says that they are indeed doing an app that’s coming on Mango. He says I misquoted him and didn’t understand what he was saying when he said they would wait until Apollo to fully build in Skype. So, today he called me to clarify: a Skype app is coming on Mango on Windows Phone and further integration will be built into the Apollo version of Windows Phone.

Hopefully Scoble will be forced to eat even more of his words in the coming months, especially of the rumour of the top 25 apps coming to Windows Phone in H1 2012 is true.



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