Skype with video leaks out for HTC ThunderBolt

Skype with video leaks out for HTC ThunderBolt

The HTC ThunderBolt was to be the first with support for video chat via Skype, but the feature was cancelled in the last minute. Now, however, your trust for the HTC ThunderBolt has finally been rewarded as Skype with video calling has arrived in its full 4G glory.


Verizon's LTE network is the perfect tool for video conferencing with its whopping average of 6Mbps for downlink speeds and initial reports claim that video calls are as smooth as what you see on a Wi-Fi network. Combine this with the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera on the ThunderBolt and you have a great solution for on-the-go video chat. The feature will even work on 3G networks, but choppy framerates in that case are inevitable.



For the time being, you can enjoy video calls only on the ThunderBolt, but we see no reason why it shouldn't be available for other handsets in the near future. With that said, we'll leave to you testing of the free video feature – download links are below.



source: Droid-life



Download from: com.skypevideo.apk [mirror #1] [mirror #2] [zipped version]

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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)

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13 Comments

1. IconicPrettyBoi unregistered

okay... maybe im reading this wrong ... But it says that video calls are 'only' on the Thunderbolt ??? .... i have a Verizon iPhone4 and have been using Skype video calling since it came out !?!?! on 3G or Wifi... both work.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they are talking about android, it didn't have video chat on Skype(Skype hasn't added that feature) yet, now there are saying that Skype's new update for the thunderbolt allows video chat with Skype

6. 3MTA3 unregistered

Calm down little sheep, there are other phones in this universe other than the one that you have (which I won't even type out).

7. unknown unregistered

everytime i try to download this thing it says unable to parse the package. Ive tried unzipping and using the app installer to get it on my phone from ASTRO. nothing is working.... help.

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

When I tried several times to download the file I would get the same message...Then I tried using Opera Mobile and it worked fine on the first time. This rocks!

10. unknown unregistered

dont know how your Opera is working but mine is worthless... it wont even load the page to download the apk it just goes blank. what a pos browser

12. imlaxin01

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 11, 2011

the iphone video chat on the actual network sucks

3. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

This app works fantastically. This makes the tbolt which was already hands down the best phone available even better.

4. bud unregistered

So i downloaded this app, and I can not adjust the volume any more....I can barely hear the person, whats up with that?

5. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Niiiiice, its about time. Loving the Thunderbolt, even though T-Mobile just annouced a dual core HTC. WTF! LOL! TOoo funny...... :)

9. mashblaster unregistered

ya the tmobile htc may be dual core but thunderbolt was overclocked to 2+ ghz....

11. Muck unregistered

i hope they rolling it out for the Samsung Nexus S to

13. vzwservesmewell

Posts: 29; Member since: May 05, 2010

I believe this is an unofficial version and there are reports that installing it creates major security leaks on your phone. Anyone able to comment on this?

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