Video Calling Hits Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone with Video
Well, looky here-the iPhone version of Skype we wanted all along is finally here: one that does video calls. It works on the iPhone 4, current iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS, and iPad (although you really want the front-facing camera which the 3GS and iPad lack) and permits calls over both 3G and Wi-Fi. And judging from my very brief time with it so far, the quality seems quite good.

Apple's own FaceTime set the standard for simple video calling from a phone, and other options such as Tango are already thriving. but if you're a Skype user calling another Skype user, the new iPhone app couldn't be much simpler-and you can make calls to Windows users, something that's still not possible with FaceTime. (You can't, however, make video calls to Android users-but you gotta think that a video-capable version for Android will come along before too long.)

If you give the new app a try, let us know what you think. Me, I think I'll use it calling my three-year-old nephew and two-year-0ld niece-neither of who own an iPhone 4, oddly enough...

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