UPDATED: Skype for iPad hits the App Store. Skype removes it.

Skype for iPad has just hit the App Store!

Bring your Skype contacts closer with full screen video at your fingertips. Beautiful and simple, this is Skype built especially for the iPad. Call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.

  • Join Skype on your iPad in a few moments or just sign straight in to your account.
  • If you already have a Skype account, your Skype contacts will automatically be there on your iPad.
  • We’ve made adding new Skype contacts really easy.
  • Once they’re in your Contact list, call, video or instant message them in one touch.
  • Flick through recent calls and instant messages in your Skype for iPad history.
  • Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). Call Skype contacts on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac and even Skype enabled TVs.
  • Talk face-to-face or show what you’re seeing with front and back-facing cameras.
  • Use Skype for iPad to call anyone else on Skype – and enjoy near CD quality (SILK) sound.
  • Instant message and add emoticons to personalize your messages.

Skype for iPad has been long anticipated and is compatible on both the iPad and iPad 2. Now go grab it and let us know if it was worth the wait!

Skype for iPad is available for free. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

UPDATE 1: Skype has removed their iPad app from the App Store and sent out the following tweets:

To ensure your best Skype experience, we've temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.

We know you've been eagerly awaiting Skype for iPad and apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE 2: It's back up! Go get it!

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UPDATED: Skype for iPad hits the App Store. Skype removes it.

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Found it. I've been using the iPhone app on my iPad 2 and the disconnect button is the first thing my 15 month old goes for when talking to grandma. Hopefully few hang ups now.
Thanks!!!

Yeah I couldn't find it either, the link above takes you there. Weird it says released August 2 while it's still August 1. This app is amazing. It's exactly what you'd expect from an app thats been waiting 2 years to come out of its shell. I actually like this interface better than the Mac or pc version. it's so simple and fast. So far call quality and notifications are working perfectly. You had me worried Skype, thanks for finally making an iPad app. I never thought I'd get to delete the iPhone only version ;)

It won't let me download it, it's there but won't allow me to download. Just went back and can no longer find it, I think it's been removed.

Annnnnd now it's gone: @Skype: To ensure your best Skype experience, we've temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.

It's not available on the US App Store. The App store says that I cannot be found when clicking the link from the post

Nice interface. Only i can't get video calling to work with my girlfriend on a android phone with skype. This might be due to the disclaimer when first starting the app: something in the lines of, this app is only supported on a unmodified ios.
Everything else works peachy but no video playback. This might or might not be because of the jailbreak on my device.

Great news for travelers, now I can go on a trip using my facebook, twitter, rent an iPad (www.padinthecity.com) for not paying roaming and use skype to call, plus photos, email, a perfect pack of tourists not to save money.