An iPad-specific version of Skype is expected to hit the App Store shortly, perhaps
as early as today.
An iPhone / iPod touch version of Skype has been available for years, but an iPad version would not only allow users to take advantage of the larger screen on the tablet without pixel doubling, it will also make it possible for iPad 2 users to have video chats with other Skype users with the onboard front-facing camera.
VoIP and video chat apps are nothing new for the iPad, but with the addition of Skype, Apple’s tablet will be yet another device the hundreds of millions of current Skype users can use to stay in touch with friends, family and business contacts via video chat.
The iPad Skype app is expected to be free.
Update July 26, 2011: It’s been nearly a month and no iPad-specific Sype app has shown up in the App Store. Guess we’ll have to wait a while longer after all…