updated 01:05 pm EST, Thu January 5, 2012
TelyHD living room HD video chat supports Skype
A young company by the name of Tely Labs has just released a Skype-compatible HD video calling system for the living room. Its just-launched telyHD set-top has the ability to call Skype users on their smartphones, notebooks or desktop PCs. There are no monthly fees for this service, but users do need the set-top connected to their HDTV and have a free Skype account.
The set-top uses Android at its core and is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It connects to the web using Wi-Fi and has a built-in webcam. There is support for video mail and sending and receiving photos while chatting. A remote control is also included.
The telyHD is available now for $250.