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Skype for iPad coming soon

Skype representative, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed to TUAW that Skype for iPad will be coming soon. A video of the new iPad app, was leaked onto the internet this morning, on Skype's official YouTube channel but was quickly made private. Luckily, some people managed to successfully record a screen capture of the video before it was taken down.

The app will let users to chat and make calls via wifi and 3G, including video calls on the iPad 2. Osterloh said that, while they were fine with the iPhone app on the original iPad, the new cameras on the iPad 2 are what made a dedicated iPad app "super compelling".

No release date has been announced yet, but we can speculate that it will be soon.

See the leaked video (sorry, no audio) after the break. What do you think of the Skype for iPad app? Do you need Skype on your iPad?

[TUAW] [Video via of RazorianFly]

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11 Comments
  • It looks kind of like Skype for Mac
  • I read on another site it might be approved as early as June 28th.
  • "Osterloh said that, while they were fine with the iPhone app on the original iPad, the new cameras on the iPad 2 are what made a dedicated iPad app “super compelling”."
    Seriously...? Some dedication to their customers...
  • It us the good News that the app will let users to chat and make calls via wifi and 3G, including video calls.
    Thanks
    Shirish Kanabar
  • Hi,
    It is good News that the app will let users to chat and make calls via wifi and 3G, including video calls.
    Thanks
    Shirish Kanabar
  • Finaly!
  • I use the iPhone app (pixel doubled) for video calls on my iPad 2 over wi-fi - works fine, but bring on the iPad optimized version.
  • Great!
  • Why doesn't it look like it's 5 frames per minute, like every Skype call that I always see on TV? It always seems like the other person is on the moon or something.
  • Does anybody know if they are addressing the audio over Bluetooth compatibility issues?
  • Hi! I was just wondering if there's any news on this topic. I just bought an iPad2 and I really need to have Skype in it. Someone told me that while I wait for the new Skype for iPad2 I could install the app for iPhone. Is that true? That would do the trick for me as I don't care for webcam features, I just need to use it to make calls.
    Thanks!