Dazed and confused?

Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#1
What is going on at Microsoft? They own Skype but no Skype App in Windows 8 messaging? They invest $300,000,000 in Barnes and Noble (Nook), announce a Nook app for Windows 8 but all I find is a Kindle and Kobo App. Are they intentionally shooting themselves in the foot?
Gotta wonder, what's going on over at the app store.
http://about.skype.com/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303916904577375502392129654.html
 


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Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
5-6 months is still a long time to go, and so I would not discount the plausibility that these will appear around release time.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#3
Hopefully you're right.... but I would have thought that the whole idea of a preview, was to preview. Silly me.
With those kind of investments I would have thought that the apps would be ready to go at the outset. With, according to net rumors (for what those are worth), the number of people testing Windows 8 previews double that of the same time frame for similar opportunities with Windows 7, I would think that they would want "previewers" to, well...... preview. And I would think that anything and I do mean anything that would make Windows 8 more appealing, as opposed to unappealing, they might want to put right up front.
Lot of skype users out there.... lot of Nook users out there. Still dazed and confused.
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#4
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it fully integrated into messaging with the RTM. Why? Because it's going to be fully integrated into the OS with Windows Phone 8, so it's a fair guess to say it will be on PC as well, since the current Twitter/LinkedIn integration runs through Windows Live servers. So it's a fair guess (and sensible move) by Microsoft to include native integration on one of their own products in two of their flagship operating systems.

Time will tell :)
 


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