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Skype iOS App Gets Video Calling... on 3G Too!

Skype released a surprise for iOS users on the iTunes App Store yesterday with its release of its Skype client version 3.0, which brought with it the ability to make and receive video calls.

The remarkable thing is that video calling works over 3G too, which trumps the FaceTime feature that's built into every iPhone 4 but only works while on Wi-Fi. Furthermore, it'll be multiplatform once video calling for Skype hits Android.

Video calling works with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S 4.0 or above. With the iPhone 3GS, the user won't be able to both show video and view the screen at the same time (that is, without a mirror) as there's no front-facing camera. The iPod touch 3rd generation and iPad can receive video but can't send it for obvious reasons.

Of course, calling works between the computing platforms, so those on a Windows PC, Mac or Linux box can send and receive video to the latest iOS devices.

Check out Skype's video below for good ideas on how to annoy your friends and then download the new app here.