Skype has rolled out the anticipated update for its iOS application that now support video calling feature on iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod Touch 4th Generation. The feature that will be available to millions of mobile users around the globe takes on FaceTime to provide much larger device and platform support.
The new service is being anticipated as a great add-on to one of the most popular iPhone Apps for social media and chat. When compared to Apple’s Facetime and other services, the Skype video calling service includes support for more devices and platforms.
- Make Skype to Skype video calls on Wi-Fi and 3G*
- Call Skype Desktop users ( Mac OS X or Windows ) and other iPhone users.
- Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th Generation.
- Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod Touch 3rd Generation, with no camera.
- Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
- Skype video calls requires iOS 4.0 and above.
* Additional Data charges may apply
This would mean that iPhone 3GS users are natively supported for Skype video calling besides iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation, while older devices can still receive a recorded video. However until the performance of this functionality is measured, the reliability is of this update is still in questions.