To call Skype late to the show is an understatement. It took them forever to get 3G capabilities on their iPhone app, video calling was late, and if you have an iPad, you’ve been stuck running it in 2x mode since launch. Why haven’t we seen a native iPad version for Skype? Thankfully this drought is almost over, and an iPad edition of the app is in the works.
Late last week the video above was accidentally released by Skype before getting quickly pulled — but not before getting mirrored all over the web. TUAW has since talked to Skype VP of Consumer and Product Design Rick Osterloh, who talked about the soon to be released app. There isn’t much in the way of details about the app, except that it’s coming out in the near future after months of testing, and Skype is expecting some pretty heavy user numbers.