Tango Bringing Windows Phone Video Chat In Early November


With front-facing cameras on Windows Phone hardware now a reality, it’s just a matter of time until WP7 gets itself some video-chat software. While Skype should be on the way (eventually), it’s looking like the first solution to arrive on the platform will be Tango’s offering, which Microsoft showed-off last month; the company has revealed that its app is scheduled for a November 7 release.

Tango recently discussed its plans for the software launch with Forbes. Following its November 7 general availability, we’ll start to see Tango arrive pre-installed on some future WP7 handsets, though specific manufacturing partners weren’t named.

The app is supposed to take advantage of standardized Windows Phone hardware by offering hardware-accelerated video, hopefully leading to a consistently smooth frame rate. Tango says that it worked directly with Microsoft on designing the app’s user interface, trying to make it seem as naturally part of the operating system as possible.

Further down the road, Tango plans to release a paid version of its software, though it didn’t specify just what extra features such an app would include.

Source: Forbes

Via: Engadget

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