In the ongoing CES 2011, Skype announced that it has partnered with more TV manufacturers to make them skype-enabled . Yes, you will be able to use Skype calling solutions on your big TV screens.
Customers will be able to call their contacts with audio and video, join conference calls, and call phone numbers abroad and even get calls to their online number if they have one.
Currently Samsung and Panasonic are on-board with built-in skype feature, while Sony BRAVIA and VIZIO VIA TVs with skype are supposed to get shipped later this year.
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According to skype spokesmen Mr. Jonathan Christensen,
I’m pleased to let you know that Sony and Vizio plan on shipping Skype-enabled Sony BRAVIA and VIZIO VIA TVs later this year, joining the products from Panasonic and Samsung that are already available to buy.
We’ve also been working with Panasonic and Sony to make it easy for you to get Skype on your existing TV. Soon you’ll be able to buy a Skype-enabled Panasonic or Sony Blu-ray Player and webcam and enjoy rich, real-time video conversations with friends and family around the world from your living room.
Ubiquity, intimacy, accessibility: this is what Skype is all about. I’m proud to say that we’re keeping our promise of letting you make video calls wherever you choose, including from your TV. So here’s to looking at you – or to you looking at your wife, grandchild or best friend — for free, from the comfort of your couch.