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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. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Just ignore the message, it's just wallpaper... Doesn't block access or anything.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rayzeur22 View Post
      we need hackers to make this work with 3GS. I've seen a FaceTime hack before for 3GS.
      3g unrestrictor?

      just saw you were referring to the model not connection
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol, My3G aiding in hardware compatibility? Nice. Your reason to edit made me LOL.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I had been waiting for this since launch. I can finally skype on my phone rather than on the laptop. I always hated pulling the laptop out and my mom likes to skype once a week. AWESOME!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol, portability is everything!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Been a long time coming for sure
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Been a long time coming for sure
      True, maybe they tried to perfect it as much as possible yet I hear people complaining about quality lol
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its pretty good IMO
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Compared to FaceTime what do you make of the Quality there, Stealth?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I think FaceTime is better
    1. neonsector's Avatar
      neonsector -
      it works fine, but you need to close it all the way if you want to use your iphone's camera, it takes over and you get a blank screen when you try to se the regular camera
    1. poks's Avatar
      poks -
      Used it just a while ago works perfect on wifi video was clear and will be testing it later on 3G with my niece on another country, will update you guys later cheers....
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      I cannot wait until the 2nd gen iPad comes out with the front panel camera. Imagine skype on the iPad when your chilling somewhere using My3G on your phone.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Looks like FaceTime it is.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I think FaceTime is better
      Agreed, FT quality is better.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      By a long shot or not by much? :/
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      I tried it with my iphone 3gs and it did very well
      i like skype now
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol, I've always been skeptical with Skype. Hope it turns out great.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      This has been long overdue, but i like how it works even without wifi.

      However, FaceTime is still way better IMO. Much better call quality and you can move your chat window to wherever you want...I kinda like that as opposed to Skype's stationary one.
    1. akarioutlook's Avatar
      akarioutlook -
      Loving it