Skype for iPad Hits the App Store

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Skype released Skype for the iPad Tuesday morning. Like the desktop and laptop version of the app, users can participate in text, audio and video chats, and the iPad version supports Skype calls to phones, too.

Skype contacts are available in the iPad app, users can add new contacts, and they can participate in video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G wireless data connections. The app supports using the front and rear-facing iPad 2 cameras, and Skype says the app supports video out to TVs and other H264-compatible devices.

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App Store shoppers that were up early this morning had a chance to download the Skype app a little earlier than the company intended. After briefly appearing in Apple’s App Store, Skype pulled the app saying it had been released “prematurely,” according to AllThingsD.

The company didn’t say why the app was pulled, but has apparently worked out what it needed to so that Skype for the iPad could official roll out.

Skype for the iPad is free and is available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.

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