Skype launched Application for Apple iPhone with Video calling facility. Skype 3.0 is a free application and now available for download.
The app will allow iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype’s Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone (obviously, 3GS users won’t have the convenience of a front-facing camera, but they’ll still be able to broadcast video from the rear-facing one). In addition, users will be able to receive video calls from others if you’re using an iPad or a third-generation iPod touch.
Neil Stevens, general manager of Skype’s consumer business said: “With video calling representing approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months of 2010, our users have been eager to get Skype video calling on their mobile phones.”Skype claims that currently around 25 million users are logged into Skype at any given time.
Skype’s software offers free services such as voice or video calls to other Skype users.Users pay to do things such as make calls from a PC to a landline or cell phone.
The updated app comes about a week after Skype suffered a major service outage that lasted 24 hours and cut off service for millions of users. On average, 124 million people use Skype each month, though the total number of registered users is more than four times that.
No word on when Skype will be making video-capable clients available for Android or other mobile platforms, but Skype says that there’ll be “plenty more” announcements in Vegas next week, so we wouldn’t be surprised.
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