As if this wasn’t already enough, Skype has further removed the veil concerning its pending announcement at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In what can only be described as an Apple-esque marketing approach, Skype video chat looks destined to make the jump outside of the desktop and into the mobile platform. The only question remaining is, which platforms will it jump to?

The website makes the statement; “I wish I could share moments like these“, accompanied by 17 different videos featuring every day situations. The videos emphasize connecting friends and family outside of the desktop-space, on the go, in a mobile environment.

It’s all very reminiscent of Apple’s FaceTime promotions at the launch of the iPhone 4. Whether or not the announcements will include Android or other platforms is anyone’s guess, but we’d surely welcome as many people to the party as possible.

Is Skype’s marketing campaign getting you excited?

  • No, it’s not exciting because it’s about 1 year overdue. Plus, others are already doing it (e.g., Tango).

  • MrChris

    True, others are already doing it but skype has by far the largest network already in place connecting more people than any other network. And now it will triple in size I’m sure.

  • Telejeesus

    I made videocalls over 3G/GPRS with my Nokia over 6 years ago to any other Nokia/Ericsson etc.. phones

  • Eric

    Skype charges. Correct? If I’m wrong I’m sorry. FaceTime is free and flawless with the simplest ui ever. Tango is free too

    • MrChris

      Sky only charges for a did number. For basic video and voice to/from a Mac or pc it’s free.

    • Wilbur

      Web and video chatting is free on skype. They only charge for the phone calls

  • Cef Sanchez

    I have been following this blog for a long time now and I don’t think it has mentioned anything about Tango. Why is that? Or maybe I just missed the article??? I have been longing for an app like this that would work on 3G. Many thanks to John S. Wilson for mentioning this on his comment. Now I can video chat with my wife and friends even at work.

    • Z

      Nope, you are right it has not been mentioned.

      How is the video quality? I tried Y!Messenger but the quality was so bad that it was impossible to see anything distinctly.

      • Z

        We stay corrected, though one big downfall to Tango is that it’s mobile to mobile ONLY and has a very limited number of supported phones.

        This is where skype should kick ass if it allows mobile-to-desktop video chat. The one feature I’m waiting for.

  • I am glad to see Skype going mobile. We have been using it for a long time and like Skype and with our customer base already set up on Skype, it makes it easier for us to use.

    • Z

      Skype has been mobile for a long long time. Just not for video. But do you really need video chat option for your customers?