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Skype with video leaks out for HTC ThunderBolt

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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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posted on 12 Apr 2011, 06:25 1

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.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 07:35

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 14:06

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).

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:17

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.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 16:42

8. LionStone (Posts: 843; Member since: 10 Dec 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!

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 18:44

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

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 09:27

12. imlaxin01 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Apr 2011)

the iphone video chat on the actual network sucks

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 08:07 3

3. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 08:16

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?

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 10:55 1

5. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 17:09

9. mashblaster (unregistered)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 20:18

11. Muck (unregistered)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:47

13. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 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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