Nokia is in trouble with UK operators though (again), and it’s all down to its announcement that Skype would be preloaded on its hotly-anticipated N97 handset. Trade website Mobile Today is reporting that O2 and Orange have “responded furiously” and threatened not to stock the handset unless the VoIP app is removed. “This is another example of them trying to build an ecosystem that is all about Nokia and reduces the operator to a dumb pipe,” one operator tells the site anonymously. On the record, things are more civil (albeit with a slightly threatening undertone): “We are currently working with Nokia to understand their Skype service and the business model around it,” says an O2 spokesperson.

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