30 DEC

Skype Brings Video Calling to iPhone

by Marianne Schultz
 

Skype released version 3.0 of its app for iOS late last night, adding long-awaited video calling to the list of features for the popular VOIP app. This feature comes on the heels of a support document discovered last week by Engadget on Skype’s site that hinted at video calling features on the iPhone. Skype first released its free iOS app in early 2009 and added the ability to make calls over 3G in its last major update over the summer.

The full list of new features and changes in version 3.0 is as follows:

• Make Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G*
• Call Skype desktop users (Mac OS X or Windows) and other iPhone users.
• Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen.
• Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch 3rd gen, with no camera.
• Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
• Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.

Skype offers free calls to other Skype users over Wi-Fi or 3G. Calls to land lines and mobile phones are available at low per minute or monthly subscription rates.

Skype makes the following notes about compatible iOS devices:

• This version works on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch. Skype requires iPhone OS version 3.0 or above.

• Calling functionality is available on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and 2nd generation iPod touch onwards. iPod touch requires a compatible headset with a microphone.

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3 Comments

  1. San Francisco Labor Law Attorney

    bravo skype. keep you the good work.

  2. olli

    You got to know that there are rumours to make skype over 3G a paid service in the future…

    That’s how the modern marketing works: get the wide public used and dependent of you, and then ask for money.

    I for sure hop that is just rumours…

  3. MZK

    I know this is unrelated but RunKeeper PRO is now free through Jan ’11 (which I think is BIG news! :), update your site please!

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