After a long wait, finally, Skype has officially landed on the iPads.

"Skype for iPad" app was released to the iOS App Store early Tuesday. Starting from New Zealand, the app's debut swept across worldwide storefronts. 

The app is free, and allows users to make video calls over 3G and Wi-Fi mobile networks. Of course if you pay a bit, phone calls to landlines or mobiles as well as an Online Number from Skype can enrich your life with the iPad.

Apple noted that Skype's iPad app would enjoy "similar success" as the iPhone version, providing the same functionality.

Basically you can enjoy all of the expected features in the app:  phone calls, video chat, instant messaging, emoticons, and easy access to your contacts.

The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and PC users, but video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above. Two-way video calling is enabled for 2nd-generation iPad users as well as iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch  users, while first-generation iPad and 3rd-generation iPod touch users can only receive video as expected.