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  • Skype for iPhone Now Features Video Calling


    Skype has updated its iPhone app to include video calling over Wi-Fi and 3G. With Skype 3.0 you can make two-way video calls to other iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch users. iOS users without front-facing cameras can still receive video, but they can only transmit audio for obvious reasons. You can also use Skype in landscape mode as well as portrait mode with this version.

    Making video calls to Mac and PC desktop users is now possible with this updated version as well. You can now stay connected in a more personal way even if you are at either end of the country. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that data charges apply if you are using 3G. If you don’t have an unlimited plan, you may want to keep an eye on the length of your video calls because video eats up much more bandwidth than regular audio calls.

    Video calling up until recently has always been relegated to the world of sci-fi. For years now, movies have depicted a future where videophones are the norm. Now that future is here and with devices that fit in our pockets no less. With Skype adding video to their popular calling app, they will surely give Apple’s FaceTime a run for its money. Competition in this segment of the market will only lead to bigger and better things. Video calling is still in its infancy, but as the technology continues to evolve, it will become a standard feature in countless devices. Just wait until Apple comes out with the iHolo-iPhone. Then video calling will be really interesting.

    Source: Skype
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype for iPhone Now Features Video Calling started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      finally!
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      This is cool
    1. salmedina87's Avatar
      salmedina87 -
      Nice!!!
    1. x2dope's Avatar
      x2dope -
      i have loved using fring and tango so we will see how skype does...my guess better than tango but fring will be a little harder to beat since it does a fantastic job with bad connections by keeping pretty good quality.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Finally it'll make a lot of cry babies happy. Wonder if theyll update soon for other operating system. Skype for Android is still not updated.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I love it...
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      Been waiting for this one! Finally we can video chat with the rest of the world
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      What he said ^ Finally a article to put a smile on my face
    1. justin7942163's Avatar
      justin7942163 -
      This is an excellent update.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      This is great news. Just wish it would've happened while I was stationed in Korea. I've always preferred Skype over the others.
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      Finally! Let's see how good the quality is.
    1. bmasti's Avatar
      bmasti -
      working fine just tested
    1. newyor's Avatar
      newyor -
      That's cool, though I don't need it anyway, I never use video calls
      Why would I need to see the person I'm talking to?
      Maybe only on very rare occasions...
      Peace.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I've tried it on both the iPhone 3G and the iPad and neither let it work in landscape mode so it might be a iPhone4 feature only.
    1. Newiphone27's Avatar
      Newiphone27 -
      does this work on unlocked iphones with tmobile that are not within a wifi area??
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      Quote Originally Posted by Newiphone27 View Post
      does this work on unlocked iphones with tmobile that are not within a wifi area??
      I might but it will be utter crap sorry
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I saw the update, I'll probably never use it since I've only even used facetime once, but it's still a good update
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      I update and this what it said..
      "skype blah blah don't work on modify OS" something like that..skype makes up feel guilty for jailbreaking..it always says that on new updates..idk why ?
    1. kbmurrell's Avatar
      kbmurrell -
      I've updated my app but still no video call, what am I doing wrong?
    1. primalscream.40's Avatar
      primalscream.40 -


      Lol. Bullcrap