The HTC Thunderbolt smartphone from Verizon was supposed to be the first Android device to ship with a new version of Skype that supports two-way video calling. But just before launching the phone, Verizon started backing away from the promise that it would ship with Skype. But they didn’t back that far away, because today the folks at Droid Life have posted the download link for a new Skype Video app for the HTC Thunderbolt.

The app lets you make voice and video calls to other Thunderbolt users, or to anyone using Skype on a computer or iOS device.

In case you’re wondering whether you can install the app on a phone or tablet other than the HTC Thunderbolt the answer appears to be no. No you can’t, at least not yet. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Skype eventually released a version of the app for other devices. The company has a history of giving Verizon first crack at its apps before releasing them in the Android Market.

Brad Linder

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