World’s first Skype booth opens as company gains 30 million users

Is there no stopping Skype’s expansion? Today’s news is about yet another advancement in Skype’s empire, the company previously announced its plans with Facebook to take on FaceTime and now they have built their first Skype booth.

Much like a phone booth, this Skype station allows users to get in touch with friends or family using credit, in this case Skype credit. You can call or video chat as you would on your laptop or PC at home.

The world’s first booth is situated in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn’s airport. The news comes from DW-World where an article featuring an interview with Enterprise Estonia’s Merlin Parli. Many questions about the booth are asked.

It’s an open booth that will be situated where there is a wall behind for privacy. The booth has a platform that’s pressure sensitive so it knows when a user is standing on it. It has a 22” screen and a headset; users’ own headsets can also be used.

Skype’s plans are to roll out the booths across the various hospitals, shopping malls, hotels and airport across the globe. With the company’s recent new record of 30 million users, these booths should allow them to gain even more.

What do you think of the Skype booths? Is it something you would use? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Chris Cook

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