The PlayStation blog has announced that the Skype app for the PlayStation Vita will be released later today on the PlayStation Store.
From the blog post:
The Skype app includes free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, as well as high-quality video calling that utilizes PS Vita’s front and rear cameras. The Skype app on PS Vita runs in “background mode” while you’re gaming or using other applications* — meaning you have the capability to “pause” a game, conduct a call and then return to your previous activity — so you never miss a call. Plus, with a little Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.
As you may remember, we were supposed to get a Skype app at launch (I mean, the PSP has one!), but I’m just glad Sony has it at all since Microsoft acquired Skype last year.
To see the app in action, check out the video below, in which gamer Fatal1ty walks you through it.