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Skype Mobile with Video is Still on the Way?

Last night we started to question whether or not Skype Mobile with Video was ever coming to the HTC Thunderbolt, but according to a representative from Skype, it looks like it will still be here, we just have no idea when.  They are clearly experiencing issues with the video chatting version of it, something we noted back in February as being one of the reasons for the TBolt’s delay…

Verizon Wireless and Skype are committed to providing a great mobile video calling experience for customers,  and we are currently working on ensuring that when launched, Skype mobile with video on Verizon 4G LTE phones will deliver the best possible video calling experience.  We don’t have a  specific date for availability to share at this time.

At this point, are we sure Skype even matters?  Thousands of you have already picked up Thunderbolts, all while knowing that Skype would not be included.  There are plenty of alternatives on the market that will satisfy your video chatting needs, right?

Via:  Examiner

Cheers Brian!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Brenden804 Brenden Young

    Will skype with video ever come to other droid devices like the Droid X?

  • http://twitter.com/TheGrantSays Grant Williamson

    Psh yeah, because that OLD lady knows how to use a thunderbolt. This ad is fake.

  • MJB093065

    I use Yahoo Messenger to video chat on 3G and it is not to bad. I’m in an area that has no 4G at this time.

  • matt29707@gmail.com

    Anybody try to make a video call from one thunderbolt phone to another thunderbolt phone? I’ve tried it with tango and a couple of the other similar apps and always get extremely poor quality audio. Very choppy and a lot of feedback and echoing. The only time the audio quality is ok is when both users are wearing headphones. Any body else having this problem.

  • BareMikepaw

    I started a site to help others find their way around their iPhone and Androids mobile phones.Thanks for your good information. Go to iphone droid apps.com

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    skype needs to get their shit together

  • Anonymous

    whats the point of the front camera then?

  • dannyboydluxe

    from this month’s “Men’s Health”

    http://plixi.com/p/84634237

    Skype/No Skype/Skype/No Skype!

    • Dodgesityballer

      I hope that 11/15 was randomly placed there for no specific reason.

  • Jay

    Was told by a rep when I picked my thunderbolt up the reason it was delayed was beacuse skype was causing the battery issues and thats why it was removed till they fix it.

  • http://twitter.com/jake_oneill Jake O’Neill

    If you try to open Skype Mobile app on Thunderbol the app displays the following message:

    “This version of Skype won’t run on your device. Skype mobile with video is coming soon – you will receive an automatic update when it is available.”

    Clearly it is on the way…

  • Joe

    What can be used right now for video calling at the moment? Yahoo messenger doesn’t have support yet for the tb

    • Anonymous

      Yahoo messenger video chat does work on TB, just tried it today.

      • Joe

        That’s odd my fc every time

  • Chriscunning79

    Won’t Skype still work through wifi?

  • Chriscunning79

    Won’t Skype still work through wifi?

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      no

      • Jacehead21

        What… Yea it will… There’s just no video chatting through Skype right now… I have the phone in my hand..

  • Anonymous

    Oh, not this again. Can’t we use today to throw up our legs and relax before we get lost in more ThunderBolt rumors….P.S. april 3rd for skype video on the ThunderBolt haha

    android-alert.com

  • Anonymous

    @Kellex, i do know a couple people and so far that date is either May 15th, or May 16th….the reason for the delay is too many bugs at the moment because it crashes…there trying to make it close to perfect like the iphone version….Why may 15th or may 16th…it is when the mobile hotspot being “free” ends and therefore an ota update will be issued to start charging for the hotspot which is most likely when skype and possibly netflix will be onboard as well….Till then, Tango, Qik.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what would be those “issues” that made the device delay… battery life/skype video call issues?

    • DBK

      My guess is that the video chat is not playing nice with the network. Probably why they had the disconnecting problems, and thus the battery problems.

      • Anonymous

        I did a couple of video calls on fring with my Inspire (basically same device but using the 8mp camera) on a H+ network (mexican telcel, decent tested higher than 3g speeds) and have no issues so far with network but oh boy! battery was discharging fast! So likely I think this is the main issue. The 1400mAh battery really sucks, but still love the phone.

        • DBK

          lol H+ and 4G LTE are two different things. And there’s probably some new software in Skype for the video chat that isn’t playing nice. They did say that the constant disconnecting and connecting to their 4G network was killing the battery.

          • Anonymous

            Yes you right sir, that is why I clearly pointed on a H+ network since Inspire is labeled as 4G (which is not we all know that) but as told it works really well on this network, and my whole point is that it drained the battery really fast –_–

  • Anonymous

    im waiting for 2.4 with google talk video chat to come out, thats the best solution in my opinion. anyone with a gmail account can video chat w/ you!

  • Anonymous

    im waiting for 2.4 with google talk video chat to come out, thats the best solution in my opinion. anyone with a gmail account can video chat w/ you!

    • Anonymous

      yes I like this too but, then again we need another whole year for that to happen and the carrier/manufacturer marriage decide to when to release the update, if, only if , once 2.4 is out.

      Seriously, we don’t even have a clue when 2.3 will arrive to our handsets, so your hopes are really high!

      • DBK

        It’s not. They scrapped 2.3 and are releasing 2.4 as Gingerbread instead.

        • Anonymous

          I hear you bro! and I hope it happens soon then!

  • Jason

    Does this mean that if you get the TB now, then you will be able to get skype later as a system update? or will you not be able to get it at all?

    • Anonymous

      Likely it’ll be the skype mobile for verizon the one capable first. So you will be able to download the update from Market.

    • Jacehead21

      You can download both Skype and Skype mobile right now…. Skype works with just calls and ims, no video…. And Skype mobile gives you a message that pretty much says the video chatting is coming soon and you’ll have an update sent to you….

  • Anonymous

    Skype may not be important to some, but Skype is important. It is a widely used cross platform app, and could be marketed for Verizon as the only network to have an app that works on the two largest mobile platforms and desktop os’s. Personally I’d really like it, that or Apple to create a facetime app for both android and windows.

    • Anonymous

      the apple part making facetime for android will not happen. Anyways, facetime sucks big ones.

  • Anonymous

    So can we call you Skypebeast now? Kidding aside if and when it comes i just hope the quality i have come to love about Skype stays with the mobile video a swell.

  • Silentrunner05

    I asked this very question this morning when I got my TBolt. The Manager of the VZ corporate store told me its on the way just do not know when…Yes there are other apps but non that I know of will allow you to chat via mobile phone to PC….Tango and Qik do not support video chat from mobile to PC….

    • Rizzidy

      Never believe anyone working retail.

    • Anonymous

      oovoo, oovoo, yes, it can make it, although I do not use it because there’s no version for Linux.

  • TheZuneLune

    Rest of my family uses Skype. Can’t wait til hits the Xoom, too.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    Don’t even think about Tango’ing me lol ;)

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    Don’t even think about Tango’ing me lol ;)

  • 030811

    stupid question probably – new user – but how do i log out of FB?

    • Anonymous

      lmao… on facebook app? tap on facebook, then menu>logout

  • 030811

    stupid question probably – new user – but how do i log out of FB?

  • Anonymous

    Will be nice to have it so you can chat from phone to computer. Qik doesn’t support Bolt and that leaves you with Tango.

  • Anonymous

    Will be nice to have it so you can chat from phone to computer. Qik doesn’t support Bolt and that leaves you with Tango.

    • Anonymous

      read above.

      Not advertising but oovoo can even make video conference, something that skype cannot

      • Anonymous

        Awesome, thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut Phil Stout

        skype can do video conference now…

        • Anonymous

          Well, it might on windows, it might on mac, but it cannot on Linux, which is what I use on my business.

          Also last time I checked, there will not be available conference call for android app.

          On a side note, I didn’t know skype has video conference (for mac & windows only), thanks for that.
          I discovered oovoo few years back when the voip hype and looking for video conference. I used it until decided to switch to Linux environment and I’m hoping they read emails and make a Linux version. Haven’t try the Android app though but is there on the market.

          • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut Phil Stout

            Yeah, I know it’s on the windows version. But as for linux, they haven’t upgraded the beta on it for some time. Since transitioning back to windows, I do miss the ability to “keep screen on top”. It was so useful while video chatting and working.

        • Anonymous

          Well, it might on windows, it might on mac, but it cannot on Linux, which is what I use on my business.

          Also last time I checked, there will not be available conference call for android app.

          On a side note, I didn’t know skype has video conference (for mac & windows only), thanks for that.
          I discovered oovoo few years back when the voip hype and looking for video conference. I used it until decided to switch to Linux environment and I’m hoping they read emails and make a Linux version. Haven’t try the Android app though but is there on the market.

  • Anonymous

    What is the best for Phone to PC on the Market?

    • Anonymous

      oovoo.com

      reportedly has much higher quality than skype on video. And there’s (an android) app for that, lol

    • http://twitter.com/tareqsamman tareq samman

      I am looking for the best phone to pc as well. oovoo keep dropping after 2 second! other ideas

    • http://twitter.com/tareqsamman tareq samman

      I am looking for the best phone to pc as well. oovoo keep dropping after 2 second! other ideas

  • DroidzFX

    plenty of other apps to use

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1524978355 Mario Gagliardi

      Yea but everyone has skype already, its a pain when a new app comes out to get everyone you would like to use it with to switch you know? I just hope they get it going soon.