Now that RIM has been showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook all around I have been wondering what their plans are for the front facing camera. Joe brought up the subject again on our article about the upcoming BBM Social Platform and it got me thinking. Right now RIM has just been showing off a simple camera app that lets you switch between the cameras on the front and back of the PlayBook. The cameras are sharp and have autofocus but RIM has not really shown off much more than that.
Joe brought up a good point though. What if RIM added video chat to BBM? Apple did something similar with FaceTime though most Android carriers have simply left it to third parties like Qik (now part of Skype) to handle these video chat conversations. On the other hand RIM could have a real hit on their hands and take BBM to the next level if it had a form of video chat built in.
Even without BBM I am waiting to see a Skype client for the PlayBook. I know RIM is going to be going after the enterprise with this platform using enterprise solutions like Cisco but consumers have shown there is a market for video chatting.
So do you think a Skype client will come to the PlayBook at launch? Will future BlackBerrys also have a front facing camera or will it be PlayBook only?