Sony Computer Entertainment and Skype have announced that the Skype Video and Voice calling app for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will be available for free from the "Media & AppsSocial" category of the European PlayStation Store from 25 April.
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 for PS Vita also features a "background mode", which allows you to run Skype while you are playing a game or using other apps, so you never miss a call (certain games will shut off network connectivity during use, which will stop incoming Skype calls; voice and video calls will require a Wi-Fi connection in some countries). Plus, with a little Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.
A video, showing how the Skype App for PS Vita allows you to make video calls to other Skype users and voice calls to any telephone number, is now locally mirrored.