Video calls now available over WiFi and 3G.
As rumored, Skype has added free video calling service to its iOS app. The new feature works on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and across platforms with users on the PC, Mac and Linux.
We at the Tbreak office had eagerly tested out app and were reasonable impressed with the service. Video calling over WiFi and 3G was on par, however, video quality left much to be desired (Skype over Etisalat 3G did not work). We also noticed a lag of a few seconds, or sometimes even mins, before video was activated on the device. While we didn’t use it long enough to note the effect on battery life, Engadget has noted that 10mins of video calling takes up at least five per cent of battery life.
Skype v3.0 is now available on the Apple App Store. The company has also released a short video to show off the new video calling functionality.