Leaked Skype Docs Indicate Verizon iPhone May Be Coming Soon

Leaked Skype Docs Indicate Verizon iPhone May Be Coming Soon

Last week, VoIP service Skype crumbled under the strain of holiday calling. In the aftermath, Skype published some support documents to help users out, but then quickly pulled them after it was discovered that not only were they looking to roll out FaceTime-style video chat to the iPhone, but also release a native iPad app… and rounding everything out? A juicy hint about the Verizon iPhone.

According to MSNBC, the help document plugged the iPhone’s video chatting capability, but prominently displayed the Verizon logo, which may mean that Verizon intends on launching an iPhone of their own… possibly as soon as January 6th at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

Otherwise, Skype intends to roll video calling out on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third and fourth generation iPod Touch and iPad sometime soon… although clearly some of those devices will be able to receive only. It will be cross compatible with desktop users, and will support both WiFi and 3G. Even neater: it’ll support screen sharing if you’re talking to someone on a Windows machine or a Mac.

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