Skype has announced deals with Panasonic and LG Electronics to integrate its service into their Web-connected HDTVs. Both will have their Skype-capable TVs ready by midyear.
"This is the year when Internet-connected TVs will start to take off, and there is no doubt that soon every TV that ships will have built in Wi-Fi, webcams and microphones," Jonathan Rosenberg, Skype's chief technology strategist, told NYT. "This is our first step."
This news was accompanied by another significant announcement: Skype users with HD webcams and sufficient bandwidth and processing power can now make their video calls in 720p HD.
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