Microsoft: Surface LifeCam and dual microphones perfect for Skype Call
Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets for Windows 8 have just been announced. We already know that the company has acquired the Skype , so a deep integration of Skype with its upcoming platforms were expected, including Windows Phone and Windows 8 and that is where the Microsoft’s new LifeCam, Stereo speakers and dual microphones come to play.
The Skype VoIP service has got a specific name check on the surface website. The LifeCam along with dual microphones that are “tuned for Skype” are direct challenge to the Apple FaceTime.
The website for the Surface says “Surface has not just one, but two cameras” Microsoft promotional material reads. “Use the front LifeCam to chat with the people that you care about. The rear-facing LifeCam is angled to 22 degrees so you can flip out the Kickstand and record meetings and events hands-free. Stereo speakers and dual microphones tuned for Skype help you sound like you are right next door.”
Even though it is not sure about the resolution of the cam, expect it to range from VGA to 1080p. We could at least expect a 720p for Surface slates. Another thing is if any of the Surface tablets will feature integrated WWAN 34/4G options for making Skype video and voice calls, but it seems like that the Microsoft will make it available on the tablets.
But never forget the Xbox integration when we talk about Skype. Heavy integration of the Xbox LIVE is also highly anticipated, Xbox SmartGlass is already designed to run on Windows 8/RT Surface tablets, it will be key strength of the Surface tablets’ .