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Skype Set To Launch Video Calls For iPhone At CES 2011

Popular VoIP service Skype is expected to bring its video calling capabilities to Apple's iPhone device to take on its FaceTime video calling service.

According to Engadget, the company is gearing up to make a "series of video related announcements" at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011) in January.

Skype is also taking part in a CES panel called "Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime", indicating that the company, which already offers video calling on Nokia's N900 smartphone, will make a push into the mobile video calling market in a big way.

Also, Engadget reports that the company accidentally posted a help document on its website that instructed people on how to make video calls from their iPhone devices.

The company has already removed the document from the website but not before it revealed its future plans. However, it is not clear whether the company will launch the mobile video calling features for other platforms such Android, BlackBerry and Symbian devices or not.