The much talked about Skype app for iPhone is now available for download in the App Store. The interface is clean and simple with both call and chat on board. My connection when ringing up Skype's automated call girl showed off a clear connection during my test call. iPhone to laptop sound was extremely clear as well. You can easily grab any photo from your albums to create avatar images.
The big buzz killer here is that the app only connects via Wi-Fi rather than over AT&T's speedy and powerfully efficient 3G network. Sign in using any Wi-Fi connection and talk with other Skype users for free.
9 to 5 Mac has posted a video showing Skype for iPhone working perfectly with a 3G connection when launched on a phone using software 3.0 which may only be because it's an unrefined beta version. Either way it's cool to see it function as the nerds at Skype intended. You'll need a third-party microphone accessory to enjoy talk functionality if you own the original iPod touch which does not include a built-in microphone like the second-generation model does. Do you Skype? [video after jump]