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When the HTC Thunderbolt was first announced, one of its main features was its ability to support Skype video calls. But as we got closer to the release of the device, Verizon mentioned that Skype wouldn’t be ready in time for its launch. And now, with the phone officially announced to arrive tomorrow Skype is not only unavailable on the Android phone, but it looks like it might never be released for it at all. All the web pages and content online on HTC’s and Verizon’s sites have removed all mentions of the Skype feature – as if it was never meant to be on the phone in the first place. The folks over at Droid-Life did some investigation into the matter, and it’s starting to look like one big cover up. There was no explanation to why Skype support has been removed – a falling out between Skype and Verizon, perhaps? But until further notice, don’t expect to use the ThunderBolt’s front facing cameras for video calls over Skype.

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