Microsoft shows off Tango Video Calling

We've already seen one demo of Tango, the video calling feature on certain Windows Phone Mango devices. Now Microsoft has decided to showcase the feature in a short video.

Aaron Woodman, Director of the Windows Phone group, demos Tango and assures everyone that Microsoft is working hard to get Mango to the consumers. He's using the HTC Titan that sports a 4/7"screen. While Tango looks interesting, so does the Titan.  Is it me or does the Titan almost look too small to have a such a large screen?

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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Fantastic! Sound quality looked a little weak but I'm sure the products not fully ready to go public yet (that or the Titan has disappointing sounds quality, which I'm doubting). So benifit of the doubt here.Secondly, it makes me wonder, with so many wp7 users with 1st gen handsets, will people go get the 2nd gen handsets with front facing camera's be able to call those without? Like a 1-way Skype chat we've all done? Remains to be seen, but I'd love to see the App with a front facing camera.Between you and me.. it looked better than APple's faceTime.. and I use that time to time. (altho FaceTime has less lag since it's had more time to get fixed up)
  • How can video chat "look better" lol, doesn't the depend on the person your talking to?
  • Why on earth would they name an application "Tango" knowing that the next release of Windows Phone was also codenamed "Tango"? It's confusing...
  • The application has existed for some time, and its not actually an MS application. Having the same name as an OS update shouldnt be that confusing, though.
  • Yeah, tango has been out for a long time. It's cross platform, so you'll be able to "tango" with all your IOS/Android friends too.
  • Oh, that I did not know. I've honestly never heard of the app. I thought it was something Microsoft put together...Thanks for the clarification both of you. lol
  • I think they need to stop teasing it already and just release it.
  • I agree. I want it now... :P
  • How did he change cameras to show the croissants from FF to rear? Is there a button for that .... ?
  • Rear camera?
  • Switch in the application, just like in the camera.
  • can we get mango first?
  • Yes, but don't you already have it?
  • i dont live in taiwan or i would....and did you guys see how lagy that Vcall was?? bah... FFC gimmick..
  • People who dont use video chat are so outdated. I am glad wp7 will have these on the new phones. I use skype allot and cant wait when skype will be working with wp7.
  • Windows 8 phone Lumia 1320 tango call video