Skype for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone now offers HD Video Calls in addition to Camera & Orientation Switch

Skype the best video calling app for Nokia Lumia Windows Phones has recently received an update which enables Lumia users to make HD video calls with either front or rear camera in portrait or landscape mode. People’s hub has also been enabled for those having the “Portico” update installed. Although online / offline Video Messaging feature is not yet enabled for Windows Phone users unlike iOS and Android.

What’s new?
– Face-to-face video calls look better than ever with high definition video support.
– Show your smile or just what’s around you – with front and rear camera support.
– Video calls in portrait or landscape, whichever feels best.

– Call friends and family with free Skype to Skype voice calls over 3G* or WiFi.
– Make free video calls to anyone else on Skype as well as low cost calls to mobiles and landline around the world.
– Send instant messages to friends on Skype, as well as friends on Messenger if you sign in with your Microsoft account.
– Stay in touch even when the app is closed, with call and message notifications.
– See all your Skype contacts in the People Hub**.
System requirements:
– Skype for Windows Phone 8 requires Windows Phone 8.
– To ensure the best quality experience, Skype for Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory.