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Skype For iPad Released

by Emily Price | August 2, 2011August 2, 2011 10:45 am PDT

After a brief release yesterday (followed by an abrupt removal from the App Store), Skype for iPad is now available.

The iPad-optimized version of the calling service lets you chat and text, including video chat on the iPad 2 using the device’s built-in front and rear-facing cameras. The application can be used over WiFi as well as a 3G connection, and can be used to call any other device running Skype such as a computer, television, or phone for free; as well as to make low-cost phone calls to traditional phone numbers.

iPad-optimized features include:

  • Two-way video calling. With Skype video calling available on iPhones, as well as in Skype for Android, Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows, Skype on HDTVs and more – you can connect to over 170 million Skype connected users worldwide**.
  • Instant messaging. You can even instant message during a video call on your iPad, with emoticons to personalize your message.
  • Simple to view contacts. Contacts are now displayed in a grid on Skype for iPad, showing large avatar photos – making it easy to find your contacts and conversations.
  • Easy navigation. Find your recent Skype conversations and history at the touch of a button making searching simple.

Simple SMS texting. An SMS text message can be sent by simply opening a contact and selecting SEND SMS or by opening the dial pad, typing in the number you wish to SMS and then typing your message.

 


Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...

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