It seems to be an uphill battle for the Nokia and Windows Phone partnership. During a shareholder’s meeting, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop addressed the crowd about issues with carriers and the use of Skype. Elop said:
“Nokia seems to be having a problem with the distribution channel due to Skype…If the operator doesn’t want us, it doesn’t want us. We will appeal to them with other arguments. We have more to offer to them. It is a good point to start the discussion from Skype.”
Carriers are concerned that the use of Skype will cut their profits because of the unlimited calls between users and their international rates are extremely competitive and more often than not, beat the carriers.
The Lumia handset doesn’t yet have Skype pre-installed, but Microsoft will be pre-installed on Windows Phone 8.
Source: Business Insider