Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Skype for Windows Phone 8 adds HD video support

New version of app offers clearer imaging and easier access to Skype contacts.

CNET - "Am I making myself clear?" takes on a whole new meaning now that Windows Phone 8 users can chat with their Skype contacts in high-definition video.

Out today, version 2.4 of Skype for Windows Phone 8 taps into the hardware acceleration in Microsoft's mobile OS to enable high-quality video calls.

Lower-end phones will deliver VGA video. But higher-end devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X, and Samsung Ativ S, can amp that up to 720P HD video, Skype said today in a blog about the new version.