Panasonic's new Blu-ray players include Skype & multimedia features

Panasonic’s new Blu-ray players include Skype & multimedia features.

[newsimage][/newsimage]Video calling has yet to have its mainstream moment, but it's certainly getting there. Skype, a major player in video telephony and internet calling, reported a big opening in 2011 bolstered by an increase in video calls. Its mobile video chat app for Apple's iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone has so far been downloaded around 10 million times. The company is also receiving some additional help from Panasonic, who announced recently that Skype would come standard in a few of its new Blu-ray players.

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Just like everybody else’s this year.
TVs now have Browsers built in and more and more are Skype ready.

I’m definitely digging the Skype enabled TV trend, hopefully they start embedding web cams in the top of the TV’s soon so that it’s even more accessible to more people. Also: I want a Skype app on the PS3 and all other game consoles.