CNET First Look
Skype for iPhoneAt long last, Skype has released a VoIP app for iPhone--with a few neat tricks.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Jessica: Hi this is Jessica Delcourt from CNETDownload.com coming to you from CTA 2009 with the first look at the much anticipated Skype for iPhone. Now this is an iPhone client that looks a lot like a lot of iPhone applications it has basic core Skype abilities to view your contacts to chat, to place and receive phone calls, to view your history and to go into your iPhone and we'll quickly take a look. In the contact window you do have the ability to view all of your contacts by filtering alphabetically or by seeing who is online at the moment. In the chats window you can also filter by all of your messages or just the new incoming messages. You'll have a dial pad to place your call but this is really neat the application also intergrades with your iPhone address book so pressing a button brings up all of your addresses. Unfortunately, right now with Skype for iPhone you can only accept one incoming call at a time. In the history window you will see a history of all of your chats and all of your calls, you can filter by all of them or just the calls you missed. Finally, in the "my info" tab you can check and update your status, edit your profile and click links that will take you to a Safari browser page where you can buy more Skype credit, listen to your Skype voicemail, etcetera. Another all new iPhone feature is being able to actually change your Avatar image by pressing this camera button here you can take a new photo or you choose an existing photo from your phone's camera roll. That's your first look at Skype for iPhone, I'm Jessica Delcourt. ^M00:01:36 [ Music ]