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Skype’s iPad Plans Leak Out Over YouTube

I bet there are some angry Skype calls going around inside the company’s headquarters over this one.

The video chat company was planning to wait until next week to announce its iPad plans, but the cat got out of the bag on Friday after the company briefly posted a promotional video on YouTube.

Although the company pulled down the video, one user managed to post it back to the video-sharing site (unfortunately, no audio). According to the video, the new app will support — not surprisingly — video chat as well as voice and text messaging.

The leak has led CNET and others to post their reviews of the product. Although Apple has brought its FaceTime service to the iPad, that system has its drawbacks, including a smaller list of supported devices as well as the fact that such video calls work only over Wi-Fi.

Skype is, of course, in the process of being acquired by Microsoft.


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