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Skype has finally arrived on the iPad – after one false alarm. Now anybody can talk into a gigantic, oversized iPhone. Skype's VoIP service has several advantages over Apple's newborn video-conferencing service FaceTime: it works over 3G, it is "presence aware", it works with non-Apple gear, and best of all, it can call any …

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No it doesn't

It's not on my fondlableslab

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Twitter agrees with you!

Skype Skype

We know you've been eagerly awaiting Skype for iPad and apologize for the inconvenience.

6 hours ago

Skype Skype

To ensure your best Skype experience, we've temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.

6 hours ago

:)

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Pulled!

And it's been pulled already! Skype tweeted "to ensure your best Skype experience, we've temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today."

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Has it?

Not showing on App store, and nothing about it on the Skype website either. The iPad link takes you to the iPhone page.

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Facetime...

I'll say this for Facetime, for all of its faults it does seem to produce a clearer and smoother image than Skype does, from the iPhone at least.

I was chatting to my girlfriend over skype the other day, her on her iPhone and me on my computer. We decided to try Facetime for some reason. I could see her a lot more clearly and the framerate was higher. She said that she could see me more clearly too.

Same hardware on both ends, same internet connection.

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Grrr..

Check before posting.

This isn't available on app store as it was removed again as was reported by most other tech sites. I thought you had some insider info but instead you didn't research. Damn your eyes.

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Not missing either

I'm not missing the ipad since I don't like being locked in the walled garden, and so neither do I miss skype - I'll have standard SIP-compliant VOIP anytime, thank you!

The advantage of using standards is that it is cheaper since there are multiple providers begging, and switching is dead easy :)

Combined with any Jabber (xmpp) compatible service, it does everything skype does, and more....

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I'll wait a bit longer

I'll wait a bit longer but I've found the iPhone app works perfectly fine on my 1st gen iPad - in fact even when not using a headset the hands free side works better than most purpose built phones do.

The only down side is that it does look like an enlarged iPhone - hopefully the app will work fine

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The first time I see someone...

...with an iPad stuck to the side of their head I will literally shit myself with laughter.

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Won't happen, sadly

The speaker is round the back, near the bottom, and there's no microphone. Trust Apple to take all the fun out of everything.

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iPad Microphone

It's on the top edge.

I SAID - IT'S ON THE TOP EDGE! Oh, sorry.

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Don't be daft

There is most definitely a microphone on the iPad, I've been using it to Skype with my girlfriend using the iPhone version for the iPad.

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Interesting trick

boot up skype, and hold video/audio call.

run fingers along the back of a naked ipad...marvel at the static feedback into the mic.

Or maybe it's just mine. or my electric personality?

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brick on a stick

So the "brick on a stick" is replaced by a paving slab !

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HELLO?? WHAT?? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!

Sorry, pic in the article reminded me of Dom Joly and his various bits where he's in a quiet public place when his gigantic Nokia phone starts ringing.

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That...

...is Dom Joly.

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erm...

Been using Skype on a fondleslab for months - was I holding it the wrong way?

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Hurray!

Despite reports earlier in this forum, it is available now and works well.

Now the only embarrassing iPhone-only omissions for iPad owners are Facebook and Google+.

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Embarrassing? How?

....which both seem to work just fine on the built-in browser.

Problem?

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