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Skype for iPad: the release of the extra-large version, at last!

12 August 2011 No Comment

skype ipad 2011When it was released, a long time ago, Skype for iPhone has turned on high expectations around a specifically-designed version for iPad which was announced and never released for a loooong time.

Now the wait is over! iPad owner can now download the very iPad-only Skype version on iTunes App Store!

Was it worth the wait? Let’s see.

Skype for iPad leverages the huge screen estate, enabling a completely different communication experience with the world-leading VoIP software, be it with video-calling features or in chat mode.
Some features have been customized for the iPad-version, making it somehow unique among all others (PC and Mac included): it’s quite basic but it’s fully functional – with some little extras.

In fact, you’re now able to send chat messages in the middle of a video-call, use emoticons, easily find your contacts by means of a “contact grid” with large-size avatar pictures.
Right now, there’s no way to get a list-view of your contacts if you happen, like us, to have a looong list of them.

Browsing through recent converstation is now a lot easier, thanks to a enhanced one-key searching feature.
Paid services like SMS sending, are now a lot easier to use: you just open a contact and select Send SMS

Moreover, iPad 2 users, will enjoy the fact that both camera, front and back, are now available for voice and video calling!

Skype for iPad works on both 3G and Wi-Fi networks: that’s the biggest difference with Facetime, right now, which needs a Wi-Fi-only connection.

Call quality is definitely good, even on 3G connection, just like it was on the iPhone version; we’re now using Skype for iPad on a daily basis: all in all it was really worth the wait!

Download Skype for iPad now for free in iTunes Store!


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