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Skype video calls officially announced for the iPhone

Skype went official with the new version of its iPhone …

Skype went official with the new version of its iPhone application that brings free video calling to all its subscribers. It works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks the new Skype app even lets you have video calls with desktop users.

Obviously video-calling has enjoyed remarkable success this year, accounting for 40 percent of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months so bringing it to the mobile world seems like the smart thing to do. Plus, being completely free of charge (though data transfer rates do apply) and with no Facetime-like restrictions it might actually become the video service to use.

Also, with the rumored announcement of video-calling for other platforms you would be able to use it with a much larger number of people, which will drastically increase its usefulness.

Right now owners of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 4.0 or later can go to the App Store and give the video-enabled version of Skype a try. Sharing your experience with us in the comments section below is encouraged.