Skype Video Calls on iOS Devices over WiFi & 3G Now Possible

December 30, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We have been waiting for this, right?  Frankly speaking, we never expected the roll out until CES opened, but Skype had different plans. Good, anyways, for us by all means. Skype has made official video calling on iOS devices and that means you will be able to make video calls on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch devices.

Getting to share real time video is no mean thing, we believe. What exactly has Skype brought in through this feature? The new version brings in video conferencing for iPhone and iPod Touch and also enables Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G.

Though 3GS users will not be able to use the service using their front-facing camera, they will still be able to broadcast video from the rear-facing one. Not bad, at all. You can also make video calls in portrait and landscape modes.

All Skype video calling would require is iOS 4.0. You will be able to call Skype desktop users and other iPhone users, enable two-way video calls on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th generation devices. Also, you will receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch third generation, sans a camera.

Skype has made this service available at no extra cost, and will work over both WiFi and 3G. What we are now looking forward to see is an official announcement on making this service available for Android or other mobile platforms too. May be CES is going to see some thing in that regard.

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