Skype has officially launched its iPad application in the iTunes Store.
Though Skype has had an iOS app for a while for the iPhone and iPod touch, this version is optimized for the iPad. In addition to voice and video calls, its features, according to Skype’s blog, include instant messaging and text messaging,
Microsoft, which in May bought Skype for $8.5 billion — the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history — is not expected to come out with Windows 8, which is optimized for tablet use, until 2012. More than 170 million customers a month use Skype.