Skype has appeared in iPads (VIDEO)
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- At last iPad 2 owners can use the dedicated Skype app for their tablet and enjoy everything that Skype has to offer - calls, video calls and instant messaging with Skype contacts, plus landline and mobile phone calls for a fee. It is free, chatty and iOS-y.
The Skype app works with both the iPad 1 and the iPad 2, although the iPad 1 only can receive video. The Skype iPad app can call anybody using Skype, whether it’s on the desktop or an iOS device.
Unlike the iPhone app, instant messaging can be used during video calls.
According to TUAW: Osterloh says that the iPhone version of Skype burst out of the gate quickly, with a big launch and “a userbase that doubled in just a month’s time.” And he said the iPad version should “have a similar success,” especially since it’s basically the same in functionality: chatting, audio and video calling, and all of the other standard actions you can expect from Skype. The current app has been in testing for a few months now, and Osterloh is excited to unleash it on the public.
Skype for iPad works over WiFi and 3G on iOS 4+. This app is free to download.