Skype have recently announced to the Indian Times that they’re working on making a version of the app aimed at developing countries with weak data connections (Edge/2G). The new app will also be focused on being light weight, running with less processing power; making it more efficient on budget end smart phones (such as the Lumia 520).
India’s 2G and 3G network, as well as the mix of phones in use, pose very specific challenges for us. The new application will be much lighter than the one now available, and will require far less computation resources and memory.
This is of course a huge step forward in making Skype more accessible to everyone, and making it a more reliable phone client, and I could definitely see myself using it on Jordan’s poor data connections as well.