Skype Releases a Version for the iPad 2

Posted by at 10:20 am on August 2, 2011

Late last night saw the release of the free Skype for iPad app. The app as anticipated gives iPad owners audio chat and, if they have an iPad 2, two-way video chat. Skype exploits the larger canvas to have pop-over text chat in mid-video as well as to produce an overall interface closer to the desktop app.

As with other Skype apps, it can work over 3G or Wi-Fi. Any text, video, or voice chat with other Skype users is free, while SkypeOut calls to real-world phones and a SkypeIn online number cost their usual rates. Heavy users can subscribe.

The app needs iOS 4 or later. First-generation iPad owners can still use the app but, as expected, can only receive video. No sign exists of a version optimized for Android tablets.


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