Brandon just posted a video demo of his Skype plugin.  Using a Skype USB headset, he was able to make calls to the Skype test service as well as using SkypeOut to call to his cell phone.  Very impressive, Brandon.

One important note I gathered from watching the video, you need to first install Skype on to the Apple TV before you can actually use the plugin.

At the end of the video, Brandon promises to get the plugin done in “maximum one week”.  Let’s see the video was posted on January 24th (Thursday) so that the latest should be by the last day of January.  Brandon, we’re holding you to it.