Skype to support high definition video calls

VOIP firm Skype said that it will enable video calls for 720p high definition displays, so you can see your friends’ acne in high resolution detail.


According to Skype, the latest  version of Skype for Window will deliver 720p HD video at 1280×720 resolution at up to 30 frames per second.

To do so, however, you’ll need a high speed broadband connection, an HD webcam, a PC with a 1.8GHz or greater dual core processor and Skype 4.2 beta for Windows.

Rather than mention acne, Skype CEO Josh Silverman said: “We can bring our users even closer to the ones they love through an even richer, more meaningful video calling experience.”

An HD webcam from faceVision will ship in February 2010 for $99 with a microphone, while In Store Solutions is introducing two HD encoding webcams for $120 and $140 – they will be available in March.