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Skype Video Chat Comes to iPhone

skype-video-call-helpUse your iPhone 4 to make free Skype Video calls over Wi-Fi or 3G any device running Skype—computers, TVs, even the latest generation iPod touch.

Skype video chat opens up the door to the approvimately 25 million people signed into Skype at any give time. That means free audio calls and video calls anywhere in the world to other Skype users.

To use the new app, you’ll need an iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod touch or  iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.0 or higher for video chat. (The iPhone 3GS uses the back camera.) You can also receive video calls on the 3rd generation iPod touch and iPad. Just make sure your device is running the latest version of Skype by checking the App Store for

How well does it work?

I tried Skype video chat between my 4th generation iPod touch (on Wi-Fi) and my iPhone 3GS (on 3G) and found the video quality to be surprisingly good—especially when compared to other video chat services I’ve used. It’s good enough that I’m planning on using it to talk to my kids when I’m out in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show next week.