Skype isn’t coming to the Palm Pre anytime soon. This, according to a statement released by a Skype executive. It reads:
“We are focused on delivering the best Skype experience for mobile consumers that we can, across any cell phone or mobile operating system. If someone has a cell phone, we want them to be able to use Skype on it. That’s our vision and we’ve already delivered new mobile applications for Windows Mobile, Java-enabled cell phones, Android-powered devices and the iPhone in the first half of 2009. As things are evolving quickly in this space, we will continue to keep our eye on Palm’s Pre and webOS platform, which seems to be getting good traction in its first weekend. But we have nothing to announce at this time.”
Looks like their sizing up webOS at this time. Good on em, as I’d rather they built the webOS version of Skype in a slow, methodical fashion. I’m not one for apps that get rushed through the ringer, only to crash every 4th or 5th time I launch the darn thing. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from Skype (and others) on this one in the near future. If the Pre continues its positive trend, we’ll see Skype making an appearance on it before long.