Monday, March 30, 2009

Skype - This might work

"If we do it we will have to do it incredibly well,"
Scott Durchslag - Skype CEO

Everybody is reporting this morning that Skype is rolling out a Skype app for iPhone and Blackberry tomorrow at the CTIA show. I commented last week that Skype for business would be a tough proposition. Skype for high end phones is a natural, but the above quote pretty much defines the market opportunity.

Apple and RIMM have raised the bar consistently for functionality on handheld devices. The first version of any app usually isn't perfect. If Skype doesn't get one almost perfect very soon, someone else will, which will not only stick a fork in their smartphone aspirations but also jeopardize their 450 million user installed base.

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