HP's New Product Apparently 'Lets You Skype Instantly' - Should You Tell Them Or Should We?
What a fail....
This is a bit of a mess.
A recent tweet from the Middle East Twitter account for HP, an American multi-national is advertising a new keyboard, and it must be flippin' incredible because the device can help you Skype instantly here in the UAE.
Voip calls are currently blocked in the UAE and the Twitterati were incredibly quick to point out the gaff.
Skype with colleagues or join a video conference in an instant. HP EliteBook with collaboration keyboard.— HP Middle East (@HPandMe) September 19, 2018
It started off gently
Shortest DM ever:— Jess Combes (@jesscombes) October 20, 2018
Skype is banned in the UAE.
Come on guys
Are you serious🤣 pic.twitter.com/tmWkyQdQrY— HB (@YES4HUMANITY) October 30, 2018
Everyone be like
This being promoted in a country where skype calls are banned. *smh* pic.twitter.com/5vvxZmru1P— Vikas Jaswani (@Vjdoms) October 26, 2018
The question stands
Isn’t Skype banned in UAE ?— Saras (@nevertrustupa) September 26, 2018
To the point.
Skype is banned here. Remove the post.— Harry Kane (@harry_lesn) September 26, 2018
Just a bit...
You should know Skype don't work here, which is so annoying btw.— Lover (@_CoisaBonita) September 26, 2018
Epic fail Skype blocked pic.twitter.com/MN3XhDsjLC— Nick ONeil (@All_Thaid_Up) September 30, 2018
Some people are arguing that Skype is still very much available for businesses (at a fee)
The Skype app is blocked but Skype is still available in the UAE as a service. Just like telcos provide a consumer service that consumers can subscribe to and use it, there are business bundles for the same so they’re not completely off here.— Tamara Clarke (@TamaraClarke) October 21, 2018
But if the device is for home use, do they have a leg to stand on?
This EliteBook series is specifically targeted for home/domestic use .. not as business machine.— Tariq Irfan (@Tariq_Irfan) October 29, 2018