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Skype mobile will perform video calls on Verizon's LTE network

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Skype mobile will perform video calls on Verizon's LTE network
At today's press conference, Skype and Verizon announced that they are continuing their collaboration to further enhance the Skype mobile app that is offered on the carrier's phones. Not really much of a  surprise, the great new feature that we will be looking forward to this year is video calling, which will become possible with the Skype mobile app sometime around the middle of 2011.

Skype mobile with video calling is said to be deeply integrated with Big Red's upcoming Android phones that will support LTE, however it wasn't mentioned if its functionality will be accessible on native level (via the phonebook), or the user will still need to launch it as a third-party application. The good part is that thanks to the low latency of Verizon's 4G network, you'll be able to make Skype-to-Skype video calls with other phone clients, as well as users rocking the PC or Mac versions of the app.

As we said, the updated Skype mobile app should become available on Verizon's LTE Android phones by mid-2011.

source: Verizon

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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 22:12

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Low latency? With zero users on the network, latency better be close to 0ms. I wonder what latency will be like with a few million users doing video conferencing, sending pictures to each other and whatnot?

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