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Skype releases its Ipad app

Will it won’t it release happens today after all
Tue Aug 02 2011, 15:23

DESPITE LOOKING like it was not going to do so, Skype has released a version of its chat and communicator tool for the Apple Ipad.

Earlier today we reported that it was, but then that it wasn't, and now, while we are just digesting our lunch, we see that it has.

"Since the introduction of Skype for iPhone with video calling on New Year's Eve 2010, we've seen growing demand for a Skype app for the Ipad. The wait is over, as today we launched Skype for iPad now available for download in the iTunes App Store," said the firm in a just published blog post.

"Skype for Ipad is beautifully designed and optimized for the iPad. It offers the best of both worlds for users who want a larger Skype experience, on-the-go."

The firm then waxes lyrical about just how nice the Ipad is, something that we at The INQUIRER can always do with hearing less of, before telling us that the app is much different than its other releases and more than a little bit shinier.

"The large iPad screen is perfect for bringing Skype video calls to life, in either landscape or portrait view, and because it is on the iPad, Skype video calls can be made at the beach, in a car or even lying on a couch," it explains.

"Not only does Skype for iPad feature an interface that takes advantage of the large screen, but there are a number of additional iPad-optimized features found in this new app."

New features include use of the two Ipad cameras for video chat. An addition that we're sure will never be abused.

The app is available in Apple's App Store now. µ


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