Many mention the iPad is a huge iPhone (though Jobs recently revealed the iPad was conceived before the mobile version) and in many ways it is. But although you can use Skype to receive and place calls, handling it like a big iPhone would/could be a tragic mistake. The trick is to add a handset, and you can use one of the more stylish VOiP handsets now using a small adaptor.
Now you can use the solid walnut and brass Hulger PAPPA*PHONE handset or the more mod Pip with the iPad+Skype, thanks to a new $10 adaptor. The adaptor isn't all too pretty itself, but then again, nobody will be looking at it when you're using your iPad with a Hulger handset.