The latest new rumor to hit the web courtesy of TinyComb is that next years BlackBerrys may have videoconferencing front facing cameras. Personally I think there is a reason that video conferencing has not taken off especially on mobile phones. Who wants to look up your nose while you are talking to them and I cannot really think of any situation where it would really be necessary. The only exception is when you are away from family and just want to see their faces. Just imagine your boss being able to tell you just woke up when you call in sick…
Jason Wilk of TinyComb supposedly spoke to an unnamed RIM executive and found that:
- RIM admits that the App World is not a “rocket success” (anybody surprised)
- The exec says that they are not worried about the iPhone having video conferencing since they also have something in the works
- They also said “video conferencing is something that could completely change the mobile landscape and it is something we have been thinking about and working on for quite some time. You will start seeing something early next year”.
There is a pretty good argument on the Nokia conversations blog about why video calling is just a bad idea. At least for the time being.
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