The popular option for video chat on Android handsets is now available and better than ever on the iPhone. Today, Qik officially launched its Qik Video Connect app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad 2 (although it isn’t completely optimized for the iPad).

Qik Video Connect offers two-way video calls and also lets you record video mail. Qik’s live broadcasting feature lets you post a live link to Facebook and Twitter, so friends can watch in real time as well…

The app includes all the basic features, such as, video chatting/streaming over 3G, 4G, or WiFi, in addition to recording in High-Definition (HD) video quality.

A new feature in the app includes the ability to leave a video voicemail. Users will be able to send or share video voicemail via text, email, Facebook and Twitter, to non-quick users as well.

The “plus” version of the app is available in the App Store for $2.99. The “plus” version includes seven real-time effects and filters, video editing tools, and support for high-def video. There will also be a free version of the app that excludes the effects for video chat, video editing, and HD recording. The free version is pending approval and will be available soon.

If you’ve purchased the app, do let us know your thoughts in the comments!

[LaptopMag]