Heavy users of the iPad who also have to use Skype a lot for communication can now breathe easy. They can soon have both, saving them the bother of having to return to their notebooks each time they need to Skype. The software application that enables one to make free voice and video calls as well as chat over the internet has already been available on the iPhone, though its absence on the immensely popular iPad has been a hindrance to a lot of people.
The Skype application for iPad will be optimized to make good use of the tablet’s both front and rear facing cameras, besides including support for calling to landlines as well as mobile phones. However, some features of Skype won’t make it to the iPad version, primarily due to the way the tablet itself deals with files. So file sharing is one feature that users of Skype on the iPad will have to do without.
The Skype app has been in the works for quite a while now and should be a reality anytime soon.
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