NEWS - Monday, August 1, 2011


Skype for Xbox 360 Coming Soon?

Microsoft’s latest Xbox awards survey hints at the possibility of a Skype for Xbox application arriving soon. "Other than playing games, which of the following activities do you enjoy on Xbox 360?" asks the survey. The answers include watching DVDs and Zune movies but curiously includes "using Skype" as an option. Microsoft isn’t speaking fully about its Skype plans until the EU commission has approved the deal. The company has previously confirmed the service will make its way to the Xbox and Kinect. Tony Bates, Skype’s CEO, revealed last month that an October time frame is realistic for the deal to be complete. "We already got through the US side of it," Bates said at a technology conference in Aspen, Colorado. "We still have Europe so it’s anyone’s guess, but I would say we’ve got a couple of months more here," he said. "Maybe sort of an October time frame would be my guess."

The software giant announced its intentions to purchase Skype in May. Microsoft’s deal is valued at $8.5 billion cash and will see Skype CEO Tony Bates assume the title of president of the Microsoft Skype Division. Bates will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft says Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities.

Microsoft’s Skype deal timing in October could pave the way for an Xbox Skype application in time for the fall dashboard update. Microsoft’s latest dashboard update will bring Bing search and a new Metro tile user interface to the platform. Skype currently has 170 million connected users and saw over 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations in 2010 alone.

Thanks to Grady Bailey for the news tip


Source: http://www.winrumors.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,314
Forum Posts: 725,651
Xbox One Titles: 1,072
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,639
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,057
Screenshots: 30,702
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 285 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 317 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 550 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 436 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 574 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 396 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 649 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 386 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 973 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 748 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1066 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1025 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 974 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1342 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1210 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics