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Screenshot924The Internet telephone company, Skype, has released the long awaited iPad version of its iOS app in the iTunes App Store on Monday.  Although Skype users could always use the iPhone version of the app on the iPad, this iPad version brings Skype connections full screen, and for iPad 2 users it provides video calls over the Internet. Skype for the iPad also contains all the features found in the iPhone and desktop versions of the VoIP application.

Skype’s telephone and video conferencing app could very well be a serious contender to Apple’s own iPad FaceTime app, which allows users to make audio video calls to other FaceTime users on the iPhone and iPad. With Skype, on the other hand, users can make and receive video calls to and from other Skype members for free. First generation iPad and iPhone 3Gs without a front facing camera will receive video only.

For a small fee, using Pay As you Go Skype Credit, members can make calls to landline phones, non-Skype, and international calls.

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Skype for the iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G, and it can connect with other iOS devices, PCs and Macs, and even Skype-enabled TVs.

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The front-facing camera of the iPad 2 provides complete phone call mobility. Users can talk face-to-face or show what they’re seeing with the front and back-facing camera. The app also works with any H264 compatible devices, including TVs.

Skype for the iPad requires iOS 4.0 or above.

Source: Appolicious

  1. jer979
    August 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I'm wondering if it's me, but Skype on iPad2 is just RIDICULOUSLY slow. I'd be curious if others have had this problem or, even better, fixed it.

    • Bakari
      August 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Hmmm, unfortunately, I don't have the iPad 2, so am not able to check out the speed. But thanks for alerting us to this.

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