Although the iPad 2 has been out since March, we have yet to see a Skype app specifically optimized for Apple’s tablet. Current users have been able to use the Skype app for the iPhone 4, but it is not made for that specific screen size.
A promo video of Skype for the iPad 2 was leaked this morning on Youtube, but was quickly pulled after the company realized they had made a mistake. TUAW had a few words with Skype VP of Consumer and Product Design Rick Osterloh about the Skype app for the iPad 2. He confirmed that the app will be coming to the App store soon and that unforuntately some features of the desktop edition were not ported over to the iPad edition such as file sharing.
Some of the features of the app include full screen video calls, the ability to swap cameras in the middle of a chat, and built-in messaging that layers over video calls. You can make calls with a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. We have the original promo video below thanks to a screen capture by Razorian Fly, although it does not include sound. No official word on when the app will come out, although All things D stated that the app is expected to hit the App store next week. We will keep you updated on the status of Skype for the iPad 2.
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