Tablet users with an Apple iPad can rejoice as Skype has today released its iPad app, allowing you to make voice and video calls over 3G and WiFi.

The new app is free, but much like the desktop client, requires credit if you plan on calling mobile phones or landlines, while video calls and chats using the network’s own system is still free.

It’s good news for tablet owners hoping to get more use out of their gadgets, making the iPad an internet-connected phone once Skype credit is added.

Customers with an Android-equipped tablet are still left out of the loop with Skype, however, as Honeycomb has yet to receive Skype support. Currently, Skype’s video chat offering supports only four Android smartphones, as announced several weeks ago.