New evidence sent to Droid Life suggests Skype Mobile with video chat features will definitely be ready February 28th. It’s going to be a market update, too, so that might rule out Skype being the reason for the Thunderbolt delay.
The question I have, though, is will this be for Verizon only? We saw Verizon scoop up Skype exclusivity earlier last year while other folks were left with a not-so-good beta version. Everyone eventually got access to the new version of Skype Mobile.
Skype originally promised video chat would be out by the end of 2010, but that never happened. And they didn’t say anything at that time to suggest anyone not on Verizon would be left out.