Skype has release the Skype app version 2.0 which can be used over 3G network on the iPhone and iPad. But not all is rosy. Skype to skype calls through 3G will be charged this September.
Previously from Skype blog: Last Thursday, Apple introduced the iPad, which we’re very excited about here at Skype. The SDK (Software Development Kit) which Apple provides to developers like Skype, has been upgraded for the iPad. The new version, 3.2, removes the restrictions on calling over 3G, which is great news.
Check out the latest teardown analysis of the iPad 3G from iFixit:
- The 3G iPad is visually distinguished from its Wi-Fi-only sibling by a black plastic RF window.
- the iPad is unlocked, and not tied down to a specific carrier.
- Due to the addition of 3G connectivity, there’s an extra antenna cable that must be disconnected before the two halves are free.
- Some major differences include the 3G chip, SIM card board, and the plastic antenna cover at the top of the case.
- New to the 3G iPad, there’s an antenna attached to the backside of the display assembly. The copper foil piece seen in the picture connects to the silver metal LCD frame. Apple has cleverly used this same piece of metal for both structural and electrical purposes.
The 3G iPad cost $130 more than the Wi-Fi-only version. The latest teardown of the 3G model performed by iSuppli, shows that the additional parts required for 3G connectivity cost an estimated $24.50.
Apple’s iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G is now available in retail and online stores. Priced from $629 to $829. Apple said it sold more than half a million Wi-Fi-only iPads in the first week of availability.
Apple has announced that iPad 3G will reach US Stores on April 30. The device will cost more than $130 the Wi-Fi version. It can connect to AT&T Inc.’s mobile data network.
Source: Apple Press Release
Skype will soon be releasing Skype which can be used over 3G very soon.
From Skype blog: Last Thursday, Apple introduced the iPad, which we’re very excited about here at Skype. The SDK (Software Development Kit) which Apple provides to developers like Skype, has been upgraded for the iPad. The new version, 3.2, removes the restrictions on calling over 3G, which is great news.
A new job listing posted by Apple shows that the company is looking to integrate 3G wireless cards into future MacBooks. Apple is seeking a Communications QA Engineer, with experience in “one or more Comms technologies ” such as “3G Wireless WAN,” to work in its Mac Hardware Group. 3G Wireless WAN technology currently is only found on Apple’s iPhone.
Source: Apple adding 3G to MacBooks?
Steve Jobs will be announcing the new 3G iPhone on June 9 which is just a few days away. Apparently, Forbes has news that the new 3G iphone is now at the docks in Oakland and ready to be revealed at Apple’s WDDC. Will the 3G iPhone look different?
Source: New iPhone is already here
Gizmodo has some reliable source saying that the launch date for the 3G iPhone to be June 9th at the World Wide Developers Conference. Well it is just a rumour but we sure hope it will come true especially with the launch of HTC Diamond. The 3G iPhone is the most anticipated gadget since the first generation iPhone.
China’s new 3G phones debuted in Shanghai which uses homegrown TD-SCDMA (time division-synchronous code division multiple access) technology. The available phones were made by six firms, including ZTE, Samsung, Lenovo and LG. They cost from US$256 to US$535. This is timely for the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympics.
According to AT&T’s chief executive Randall Stephenson, Apple is preparing to launch a 3G version of the device.
“You’ll have it next year,” he said. He didn’t know how much the phone would cost, saying that Steve Jobs would set the price for the new iPhone.