BlackBerry 9000 Forward Facing Camera.

bb-9k.jpg There has been a heap of news all over BlackBerry base sites in the last 24 hours regarding the possibility of a forward facing camera on the upcoming BlackBerry 9000. Why all the big shock?? Just about every ’3G’ device has a forward facing camera. (It was a big thing in Australia on the first generation of ’3G’ devices that you could ‘video call’ from your cell phone…It never took off). If the 9K does have a forward facing camera, I hope RIM keep the one out back as well because it’s a real pain in the butt trying to take a ‘snap’ shot when you can’t see the screen.

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  1. Hmmm…
    Neato gee whiz cool and all. Me, I’d prefer a non-camera 88xx device with GPS, 3G, and no OS memory leak!

  2. maybe not… there have been reports from other folks who say they’ve got their mitts on the new BlackBerry, and they suggest the device has some battery issues

    http://advice.cio.com/al_sacco/rim_blackberry_9000_sneak_peek_front_facing_camera_videoconferencing

  3. DavidB,
    Mate, perfect, could not have said it better myself…
    KR
    Greg

  4. If you look at the various photos of the “BlackBerry 9000″ online, there doesn’t appear to be a “front-facing camera” in any of them…

    It’s true, some 3G/UMTS phones have pretty discreet front-facing cameras, but I can’t even see what MIGHT be a “front-facing camera” on the “BlackBerry 9000″.

    It’s hard to say though – whilst video-calling isn’t the “killer application” that it was hoped it would be, it is still pretty popular and is becomming more popular as users realize the benefits of such a feature (eg. Calling long-distance relatives)… If RIM wants to keep chasing the consumer market, video-call capabilities might just be on the cards.

    Personally though, I think Research in Motion (RIM) will be reluctant to offer a video-call capable device – RIM devices traditionally have the some of best usage times around and whilst 3G/UMTS usage times HAVE improved significantly, they’re still a LONG way off the usage times that existing BlackBerry users have come to expect…

    ~ Posted wirelessly from my BlackBerry 8800 ~

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