Skype's new Windows 8 interface leaks out

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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8 Comments

1. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

this is cool but what connection to phones?

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

this website also deals with Tablets.

3. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

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

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2449; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

4. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

New lumia handset images also leaked. looking awesome and sleek. http://www.microsoftexclusive.com/2012/08/nokia-820-picture-leaked.html

7. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

8. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

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

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