Voice chat is huge. That’s why the release of Skype for the iPad a couple of weeks ago was such a huge milestone in the tablet’s history and why other voice chat services pop up on mobile devices left and right. One of these “other” services is a name that’s just as big in gaming circles as Skype is elsewhere, and that’s TeamSpeak. TeamSpeak is one of several services that specializes in game chat, in other words providing voice chat functionality to games that don’t that or that have rather poor implementations of such. TeamSpeak is normally used for team based games (duh) such as online first person shooters like Call of Duty and online role playing games like World of Warcraft.
Now the company has made an entry into the mobile space with apps for both iOS and Android. Screen real estate if often a huge issue when playing games and having the chat client on a separate device altogether makes a world of sense to anyone who’s ever used the computer version of the software. This release also backs up what I wrote about a few days ago with mobile devices becoming gaming accessories, as this is just another example of devices working together.[iTunes via TouchArcade| Android Market via Droid Life]