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Skype for iPad launch puts video calls on the large screen

gadgets Updated: Aug 12, 2011 11:36 IST
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VoIP service Skype has finally launched its iPad-optimized tablet app in the Apple App Store.

"Skype for iPad gives Skype users the best of both worlds for video calling: the large screen and display of a personal computer, but the portability of a mobile phone. We've taken advantage of the iPad’s large screen and optimized the user experience along with making it easier than ever to navigate through the new intuitive interface,” said Neil Stevens, Skype’s vice president and general manager for product and marketing.

The application enables users to make and receive free Skype-to-Skype calls over WiFi or 3G and offers video calls “that deliver up to VGA quality video (640x480) at 15 frames per second,” said Skype.

The app can also be used to send instant messages or SMS text messages.

Twitter has been busy creating an iPad-optimized HTML5 tablet web app too. The company tweeted “We've launched our HTML5 version of for iPad. It will be rolling out to device owners over the next week or so,” via its @twittermobile account on August 3.

Skype for iPad is available now for free in the iTunes App Store. iPad users visiting on their device will start to see the touch-enhanced version of the website soon.