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[Update] Skype for iPad Now Available in Canada and More

by on August 1st, 2011

Update 2: Skype for iPad is now back in the App Store! Click here to download.

Update 1: Skype for iPad was released prematurely, and has now been pulled from the App Store. Here’s what Skype had to say on twitter:

“To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today”

“We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting Skype for iPad and apologize for the inconvenience.”


Gee, now that was a bit uneventful, huh? Who managed to download Skype for iPad?

Skype for iPad is now live in the App Store! After an anticipated release date that never came, users in Canada and the world can download the app (thanks to Michael for the email!) as noted by TUAW.

Skype for iPad

Bring your Skype contacts closer with full screen video at your fingertips.
Beautiful and simple, this is Skype built especially for the iPad. Call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.

Simple to use:
• Join Skype on your iPad in a few moments or just sign straight in to your account.
• If you already have a Skype account, your Skype contacts will automatically be there on your iPad.
• We’ve made adding new Skype contacts really easy.
• Once they’re in your Contact list, call, video or instant message them in one touch.
• Flick through recent calls and instant messages in your Skype for iPad history.
• Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). Call Skype contacts on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac and even Skype enabled TVs.

Access free Skype features:
• Talk face-to-face or show what you’re seeing with front and back-facing cameras.
• Use Skype for iPad to call anyone else on Skype – and enjoy near CD quality (SILK) sound.
• Instant message and add emoticons to personalize your messages.

Then unlock even more features when you pay a little:
• Make cheap calls to landlines or mobiles from your iPad.
• Get an Online Number from Skype so people can call you on your iPad.

If you want to unlock these extra features, you can pay in a way that suits you.
• Pay As You Go with Skype Credit – great for when you’re using Skype every now and again.
• Pay monthly with a subscription – best if you use Skype a lot.

System requirements:
• Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.
• Send and receive video using front or back camera on iPhone 4, iPad 2nd Generation, and iPod touch 4th Generation.
• Send and receive video using rear camera on iPhone 3GS.
• Receive video only on iPad 1st Generation and iPod touch 3rd Generation.
• Works with any H264 compatible devices, including TVs.

Screenshots coming…

So far with our initial tests of the app, it feels just like the iPhone version but a bit bigger. It definitely looks nicer than using an enlarged iPhone version of the app. We’ve yet to test a voice or video call yet. Let us know how Skype for iPad works for you!

Click here to download Skype for iPad.

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  • Momo567

    Hey all,

    Thanks for the post on skype. I am so glad that skype for ipad is finally available.
    I have tried looking for the app on apple store but i cannot find it. Is this available in canada yet?

  • Did you click on the download link in the article?

  • Jasonfearon

    I managed to download it (and I’m in Canada…), but now I’m wondering if I should actually use it (and give it my Skype password, etc.) Think it was pulled for security problems?

  • Jasonfearon

    I managed to download it (and I’m in Canada…), but now I’m wondering if I should actually use it (and give it my Skype password, etc.) Think it was pulled for security problems?

  • They mentioned it was launched pre-maturely, but I think the app is fine. Looks like a communication fail between developers and the Skype PR team.

  • Momo567

    Yes i did but it did not work.

  • Wright Adam

    I got it. Logged but haven’t tried a chat yet.

  • Tommy Fong

    Kekeke i got it, works…didn’t find any find much different from the iPhone version running on the iPad. Meh

  • I just downloaded it a few minutes ago by clicking your link, so I guess it’s back.

  • Aloombox

    WTF??  Can’t they make up their minds?  Thanks for letting us know though.

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