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Skype talks iPad and VoIP over 3G

Interesting. Skype today posted a video regarding updating the application to enable it to work over 3G.  This, shall we say, “flies in the face” of what they said a few weeks back when they blamed Apple for not allowing them to do VoIP over 3G.  Here’s Skype’s Peter Parkas:

Many of you have also been asking when we’ll release a version which allows you to make calls over 3G – the holy grail of Skype on the mobile, if you like. We’ve had a 3G-capable version ready for some time now, but Apple’s current restrictions mean that they won’t allow us to make it available on the App Store for the moment

Apple enabled VoIP over 3G over a week ago and VoIP application providers like Fring had Skype’s service working over 3G almost immediately.  Skype is still delaying their service and says it will be available “soon”.  But there is some good news: For the latest iPod touch and iPhone users (with faster ARM processors) Skype is enabling the SILK audio codec which allows CD-quality sound to be used on Skype-to-Skype calls.  We’ve made some SILK calls and the quality is night and day from normal calls.  This will work from iPhone3GS to iPhone3GS over 3G

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