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Skype's new Windows 8 interface leaks out

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Skype's new Windows 8 interface leaks out
We got the Skype integration in Windows 8 detailed recently, but didn't know what it will look like until now, when a few screenshots from the upcoming Skype app leaked out.

Optimized for touch on tablets, and with entirely minimalistic Metro (oops, sorry, Modern) UI, the new Skype interface blends pretty well with the rest of the Windows 8 default apps, showing that Microsoft will have finished the integration of Skype into its products by the time Win 8 hits the shelves.

The app is marked as "Preview" at this stage, but the sources claim it is very fast and fluid nonetheless, and will have the same look and feel on Windows 8, as well as Windows RT tablets with ARM processors, making your Skype-ing experience uniform across the board.

source: Neowin

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posted on 17 Aug 2012, 09:40

1. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

this is cool but what connection to phones?

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:08

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

this website also deals with Tablets.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:25

3. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

A phone app? integrated into an OS and you are wondering the connection?

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 16:52

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1623; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I believe satydesh is merely commenting on why PA is having coverage on a preview of what an application will look like on Windows 8 PCs and tablets instead of the application for Windows Phone 8.

To answer satydesh's question, PA has covered tablets for a while now (ever since the iPad). I suppose the reason they started doing this was because the tablets they have their coverage on are really just a phone with a really large screen. The processors, GPUs, wireless technology, etc. that you find on these tablets can be the same as on your smartphone. PA does not do coverage on tablets such as the Samsung Series 7 tablet or anything that uses an OS that would not be found on a mobile platform.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 15:03

4. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

New lumia handset images also leaked. looking awesome and sleek.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:52

7. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

You do realize that rendor was just conjured up by a regular joe. It's not a real phone. But yes, it would be a nice design if it were real.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 06:19

8. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

:-) yes, i also doubt because bloody red colored products are not allowed to USA at all, as i know from some source.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 16:06

6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Looking good! Even better than what they have right now on WP7!

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