The Skype service is rapidly gaining more users for its Internet based audio and video chats. A few weeks ago, its new owners at Microsoft claimed that Skype generated 115 billion minutes worth of calls
in the April-June quarter, up 50 percent from the year before.
Now Logitech is jumping onto the Skype bandwagon with the announcement today of its new TV Cam HD camera
, which includes support for Skype. Logitech states:
Using a simple, bundled remote controller, the Logitech TV Cam HD lets you call anyone using Skype on any platform, whether they are on their smartphone, tablet, HDTV or computer. Simply sign into Skype with your existing Skype Name, or create a new account on your HDTV, and you are a few clicks away from making a Skype video call from the comfort of your couch.