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Skype with Video is Finished, We’re Just Waiting on Verizon to Release it?

HTC Thunderbolt owners have been waiting semi-patiently for Skype with Video to be released from Verizon for over a month now and still aren’t sure when it’s coming.  There were rumors of it being delayed and then on-again all during the pre-launch of the phone, but after a version leaked out a couple of weeks ago that appeared to be pretty finalized, it seemed as if we were just waiting for them to tap “Go.”

According to the email you are seeing above from a Skype CSR, that is most definitely the case.  Skype creates and finishes the different versions of their apps and then Big Red gets to decide when they are released.   Since they have a massive partnership that began last February, we shouldn’t be all that surprised by this, but we’re just wondering what the hold up is at this point.

You may remember that Skype issued a vulnerability fix to their non-Verizon app last week, but we’ve been told that the version with video has also already been updated to patch any security holes.  In fact, they have updated the app at least 5 times in the last month, which could mean that they are still tweaking things, but is also a pretty good sign that we should be getting close to a release.

Cheers 0mie!

  • Stewart Young

    Just make sure the Low Audio in HTC Thunderbolt is fix!

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  • Eva

    I recommend record skype video calls with Evaer video recorder, get it for free at http://www.evaer.com

  • Dodgesityballer

    Well it says the Incredible 2 is launching with Skype with Video so maybe there waiting till the release date of this phone to release the updated app as well. Jus a suggestion.

  • Anonymous

    Comic sans?

    smh

  • Richard

    VZW is trying to find a way to make you pay or pay more for the app… since it hasn’t been released yet, chances are they haven’t found a way to do just that…

  • HeathCliff

    Unrelated topic: How do you get that battery status icon on the left side of the notification bar?

    • Angry Turd

      That looks like the icon for ZDbox. It’s an app that has a task killer & an app manager among other things. It was covered here on DL. I’d search and post a link but sorry, too lazy. :p

    • YourMomsLooseTwaht

      Battery Monitor Pro by Zimmo

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    There are two companies who’s position on Android I don’t understand: Skype and Netflix. They either completely retarded or somebody is sponsoring them to screw up their Android development.

    • Anonymous

      Netflix has always had it in for linux based OSs’ something about silver light and idk the people behind silver light explains it to me.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        But they supporting iOS just fine (without any silverlight)… And PS3, and Wii, and bunch of other devices.
        However, I sort of agree with you. Netflix is one of the marketing points of WP7.

        • Anonymous

          Bill works with apple and at one point he owned 60% of the non-controlling shares of apple. So seeing iSO getting it wasnt a shock to me. And the wii and PS3 had to have discs in the beginning with a lite version of silver light if i remember right. But now they built that right into the app you load on them.

  • Anonymous

    how about skype w/video for the Xoom already?

  • http://yuyu780906.blogspot.com/ Jack

    So is it just for HTC Thunderbolt from Verizon ? How about other cell phones?

  • Anonymous

    Oh please! tell me something new. Verizon is always trying to screw their customers.

  • http://twitter.com/SL1Mike Michael Swaim

    Come on Verizon let it loose already

  • Angry Turd

    Skype on *phone…they should get rid of it. Nobody wants to see your stupid mug anyway.

  • Mike

    I would not be surprised if you see Verizon packaging Skype in with the latest RUU updated radio. I bet they are doing some testing and QA on it before they release it, at which point Skype will be included as a bloat.

  • Mike

    I would not be surprised if you see Verizon packaging Skype in with the latest RUU updated radio. I bet they are doing some testing and QA on it before they release it, at which point Skype will be included as a bloat.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like another case of Droid Doesnt. The great iPhone has had this for months now…poor android, always playing catchup.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like another case of Droid Doesnt. The great iPhone has had this for months now…poor android, always playing catchup.

    • EC8CH

      Video chat on 3G?

      I’m sorry I think you’re confused.

      • Anonymous

        Yes…skype does video chat on 3G on iphone…durrr…another Droidiot.

        • EC8CH

          Will you look at that… I’m surprised *pple let that one through considering it competes against their f*cetime.

          • Dodgesityballer

            @EC8CH it was an update to allow it to be possible because so many apple customers complained about other video chatting apps that were able to work on 3G. So don’t blame yourself for not knowing most of us don’t really care (I’m one of them).

        • EC8CH

          Will you look at that… I’m surprised *pple let that one through considering it competes against their f*cetime.

      • Anonymous

        Yes…skype does video chat on 3G on iphone…durrr…another Droidiot.

      • YourMomsTwaht

        Did your mom make you such a douche?

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

      you’re an idiot

  • EC8CH

    Ugh, Imagine if we had to go through all this BS on our landline ISP’s.

    Whoever figures out how to make the wireless service providers dumb tubes wins the Internets.

  • EC8CH

    Ugh, Imagine if we had to go through all this BS on our landline ISP’s.

    Whoever figures out how to make the wireless service providers dumb tubes wins the Internets.

    • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

      That would be Google. Especially with their eyes on that terabyte thing they got going on.

  • Anonymous

    “We’re just waiting on Verizon to release it?”

    Par for the course. This is the anthem of VZW Android users.

  • Anonymous

    “We’re just waiting on Verizon to release it?”

    Par for the course. This is the anthem of VZW Android users.

    • chris

      exactly. that quote “We’re just waiting on Verizon to release it?” is why i dont expect an official skype with video app on my thunderbolt until 2012 or 2013. even though its already finished. anyone remember the 2.2 update?

  • Mike

    Skype with video should not be exclusive to Verizon and the Thunderbolt. It should be able to be used by any Android phone with a FFC.

  • Mike

    Skype with video should not be exclusive to Verizon and the Thunderbolt. It should be able to be used by any Android phone with a FFC.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      Exactly. Skype should not sell out that easy into exclusivity shit.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      Exactly. Skype should not sell out that easy into exclusivity shit.

  • Cliwat

    I have been using front facing camera with skype on my verizon iphone when calling the uk …works flawlessly.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      How it is related?

      • Anonymous

        I miss when Trolling used to be just a fishing term…

      • Anonymous

        I miss when Trolling used to be just a fishing term…

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      How it is related?

    • chris

      i have been using skype with video on my htc thunderbolt with 4g also that i downloaded for free online. works perfectly also

  • Cliwat

    I have been using front facing camera with skype on my verizon iphone when calling the uk …works flawlessly.