Quick question for skype users on Droid 1

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  1. bodean

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    Question. First off, which version do I want to download on the market? Noticed there are 2 different versions. Also, my girlfriend just bought an ipod touch 4g. She has skype on that, with video calling. Am I correct that I can not do video calling with my droid 1?
     
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    Any ideas?
     
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    I have used both versions. Each has a little bit different UI. Neither has video abilities on a D1, only IM chat and calling. I found both to be a little hard on my battery if you let it run all the time.
     
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    Video calling with no forward facing camera? Wouldn't that be your caller looking at the ground while you watch what they say/do, and you not seeing their reaction while you talk? Maybe a few small mirrors?

    Once we're on 4G/LTE, a phone without a forward facing camera is going to be a questionable purchase. But D1 owners have had a lot to love for a long time so far. There's nothing out there I'd trade mine for.

    I use the version of Skype named Skype Mobile(tm) (without the "for Verizon" part). It's good, solid, basic chat on the only network I care about.
     
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    Skype Mobile that uses the Verizon voice system is good if you're driving -- can't use data then anyway, unless you're using Maps/Nav, in which case you probably shouldn't be on the phone anyway ;) -- and the sound quality is pretty good. Also works with a Bluetooth headset. Best part, the number is one of the nulls that Verizon doesn't charge you for using.
     
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