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Topic # 62352 4-Jun-2010 14:22
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I saw an interesting post by freitasm on Twitter this morning:

[freitasm] "3G video calls" failed... But "Social Video Chat" will win. Smartphones will change that.

Smartphones are very popular now and most of them include some Video ability. Do people think it'll take off where it's failed before?

My opinion is that it'll never fly, because it's just too clunky. The person wishing to do the Video calling has to hold the device away from themselves, keep it pointed at themselves and either using speakerphone or have a headset handy.

What do people think? Will the flood of smartphones with their high-speed data (and many different data plans) make Video calling more appealing, especially if you could just click a button and your facebook friends appeared on screen?


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  Reply # 338325 4-Jun-2010 15:06
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one thing I would like is the ability to use my cellphone as a portable webcam via my home wifi. some software exists to do this already, but it sucks.

I'd like to be able to easily show overseas friends/family all around the house and garden, childs room etc without paying for a wireless webcam & mic (which seem harder to find at a decent price than hens teeth)

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