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Other updates include a new 'modern' dial pad which enables the calling of other phones, with Skype Credit clearly displayed should you want to get on board with SkypeOut.
Skype is promising a 'fast and fluid' Windows 8 experience by being baked into the OS itself (once downloaded) and living as a live tile on the new Windows 8 UI, showing missed messages or calls.
Skype for Windows 8 will be released on 26 October following the launch of devices running the new Microsoft OS – so you can video call your Gran in a new fast and fluid way… although whether she'll care or not is down to you.