The Skype for iPad includes features like video chat, instant messaging, phone calls and access to your contacts. Instant messaging can also be done during video chat. This feature was not available in the iPhone version of Skype.
No longer the app appeared in the iOS app store, Skype pulled it saying that it was prematurely released. Its Twitter feed said,
"To ensure your best Skype experience, we've temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today."The Skype for iPad App can call anyone using Skype whether its desktop or an iOS device.
UPDATE: The Skype for iPad App is back in iOS Store.