In a bizarre incident, Skype first launched its app for the iPad just to withdrew it hours later citing few bugs in it.
“To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today,” Skype said, clarifying its decision to pull out the app.
The new Skype app for iPad brings VoIP services along with video calling for the Apple’s iOS based tablet. Built specially for the iPad tablet, the interface is quite similar to that of the other iPad apps. Skype for iPad works with any H.264 codec standard supporting devices including the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC and Skype enabled TVs.
The app can send and receive video calls using the front or the back panel camera on iPhone 4, iPad 2, and the iPod touch fourth generation. Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above and works over Wi-Fi as well as 3G where in you may have to pay for the data charges.
However, video call through Skype is not available for the Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablets and is available only for select smartphones only.
The Skype iPad app is like its iPhone and Android counterpart that has facility for text chat, audio calling and video calling.