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  1. Magicgfx

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    Hey all, today is my first day using the galaxy tab! I tried to log into skype but it says that it cannot cnnect at this time. I just downloaded the popular one from the android market app.

    I had just assumed skype was suopported!

    Also if anyone could quucjky durect an android noob to where he can enable the swype keyboard that would be much appreciated. Thank you!
     

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    Skype - you must set up account on phone first. Also if you do not have front and rear facing cameras you only have call capability, no video calls. Swype - settings / language and keyboard. Tap swype.
     
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    Honeycomb is not yet supported by Skype despite the fact you do have a front facing camera. Skype only recently released a Gingerbread video-calling compatible version and even that only covers a handful of phones (officially) so far.

    Skype video calling on Honeycomb is just a matter of time.....officially or unofficially.
     
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    Skype is available now, but it supports an inclusive list of devices for video calls. This includes the tab, but not the tab 10.1 yet.
     
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    So setting up skype on your phone first will not matter? We just have to wait for the update?
     
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    No, it won't make any difference. Just to clarify, Skype DOES work, just not Skype w/video.
     
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    Does audio calls work with the 10.1 just wondering or do we have to wait
     
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    Wife was attempting to do a video call last night and had no problem with the audio portion (just the video). I would assume, but cannot confirm, that a regular audio call would work fine.

    :)
     
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    Simple audio calls definitely work.
     
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    Thanks Both of you, I will give it a try the next time one of my firends are online
     
  11. Magicgfx

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    Since I posted this I thought I'd clarify I had trouble signing in at first, but that was likely a network problem.

    As others have said, voice calls work superbly, no video yet though!
     
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    Shame about the lack of video. Has anybody tried Viber on the SGT? It doesn't appear in the Marketplace when I search for it.
     
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