Good news for those that are looking for Skype video calling feature on iOS devices, a recent online source has disclosed that Skype is planning to bring the new video calling to iPhone and iPad with support on both 3G and WiFi, making it a much more useful app across different mobile platforms.
To make it more useful, users will be able to make video call directly from contact list, and without being limited solely to latest iPhone 4 utilizing dual camera support like FaceTime app, Skype will be able to serve as good alternative to work on iPhone 3GS, third/forth generation iPod touch and even iPad. Some of the expected new features can be summarized as below:
- Ability to make video calls using either WiFi or 3G (additional cost may apply) network and the quality will depend on its network bandwidth.
- Ability to make video calls directly from contact lists to all others with condition that your Skype clients have either Windows v4.2 and above, Mac OS X v2.8 and above, or Skype for iPhone 3.0 and above.
- For iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch users, they will able to switch between front and rear cameras in the middle of video calling. But for iPhone 3GS owner, it will be limited to rear camera usage only.
- During video call, the audio will be routed to loudspeaker unless a handset is connected.
- Double tapping on the screen will zoom in the picture up to full screen and repeat the step again will toggle it back to normal view.
No actual date of release and availability yet, we will have to wait for a few more weeks as it is expected to get official announcement during CES 2011.