Skype has, as widely expected, announced that 3G calling will soon be coming to its iPhone application. The technology has been in place for some time, but until recently Apple forbade developers from using it - out of concern for either performance or the reliability of data networks - it's not entirely clear which.

Skype says: "You may have seen other apps offering calls over 3G, but we’re holding ours back for a little bit longer. Why? So that we can give you the very best audio quality we can. When our 3G-capable Skype for iPhone app is released, it’ll let you make calls in wideband audio, giving you greater clarity and fidelity".

Skype says, in the video above, that the new version will be due "real soon now", which we suspect means that the company has already submitted the update to Apple's approvals process. When it does come out, it's likely that Skype Mobile will be shouting about it on its Twitter account, so keep an eye there - or here on Pocket-lint, for updates.