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Microsoft confirms Messenger will be retired and users migrated to Skype on March 15
"Microsoft on Tuesday started mass emailing its 100 million+ Messenger users to let them know that the service is officially being retired on March 15, 2013. On that date, all users will be migrated to Skype, which Microsoft acquired back in May 2011 for $8.5 billion.
This means Messenger will be shut down in just 66 days. It will only keep working afterwards in mainland China, mainly because Skype is operated there by a local provider called TOM."
There's more in the article, here's the link...
Microsoft Migrating Messenger Users to Skype on March 15
Since Skype will not be an option on BB10, those who used the Microsoft messenger service will be out of luck. Me thinks anyway
- 01-09-13, 10:02 PM #10
I got the email today and I sent them the following reply
Date: Wed, Jan 9, 2013
To: The Messenger Team
Subject: Re: Important info about your Messenger account
I have a blackberry phone and a Playbook tablet.
Is there any plans to build a Skype version that will work on these devices?
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
- 01-11-13, 01:40 AM #11
On March 15, 2013 - MSN Messenger will cease to exist and be blasted into a Black hole and Skype would become the main Messaging service of MSN. Currently there is no Skype BlackBerry Client. Also since messenger service will go down, it automatically means BlackBerry shuts down messenger client on March 15, 2013.
I don't know if RIM or Skype team will make a Client for BB OS7 but it seems like BB10 will most likely get the client first. So I guess you need to use some other Client. The other Clients are AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Messenger for you guys to talk between offices. Well you guys have till March 15 to figure that out.
There is Also BBM
- 01-11-13, 01:52 AM #12
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