I have written numerous times (at http://goo.gl/QQs5S) about Skype, a great method of making both voice and 2-way video calls across the Internet, using either your computer or external hardware. I have also written (at http://goo.gl/y04Z6 and at http://goo.gl/mS6jC) about FREE 2-way video conferencing where you may talk with and see your grandchildren or other friends or relatives by using your computer or an ASUS videophone. Now Skype is expanding again by making video calling available to Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices.
That’s right, Skype users on the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch fourth generation, with iOS 4.0 or higher, can receive FREE Skype video calls over a WiFi or 3G connection. Actually, the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch fourth generation are the only ones with two video cameras, one facing forward and one facing back. As a result, those devices can handle two-way video. All the others can receive video calls and can watch the person on the other end, but cannot send video.
All video connections are FREE over wi-fi wireless network connections. However, calls placed via 3G cellular network may incur data charges by the cell phone company. Check your data plan for details.
Skype calls can be made between an iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod Touch fourth generation with the new application and desktops running Skype for Windows 4.2 or later, Skype for Mac 2.8 or later or Skype for Linux or with the ASUS videophone.
Apple already has an application for letting its iPhone 4 users and Macintosh users call each other with two-way video. It is called Face Time. Not everyone is a Face Time member so the number of people that are reachable is limited. The new Skype video will open one-way video to more millions more people and also add mobile two-way video for iPhone 4 owners using 3G wireless connections.
You can read more in eWeek.com at http://goo.gl/4oDPu
Video Skype probably will be coming to Android devices soon.