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New Yahoo Messenger app to support video calling on Android and iPhone

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New Yahoo Messenger app to support video calling on Android and iPhone
David Katz, Yahoo's VP of Mobile for the Americas, told Reuters that his company soon will be offering versions of Yahoo Messenger that are equipped with video calling technology. The Yahoo app will be free and allow iPhone and Android users to conduct video chats with each other and will PC users who use Yahoo Messenger for video calls now. Currently, Yahoo has 81 million Messenger users worldwide.

T-Mobile announced earlier this week that the new updated version of its myTouch smartphone will come with a front-facing camera, and a built-in app from Yahoo for video calling. Unlike Apple's Face Time, which for now works only when both sides of the conversation are in Wi-Fi coverage, Yahoo's system will work over a carrier's wireless connection.

While other services like Fring and Tango allow iPhone users to make video calls over both 3G and Wi-Fi, the Mountain View based company has much bigger footprints than either of those firms, and thus stands to have a much wider impact as video calling starts to spread and a front-facing camera becomes a standard feature on new phones.

T-Mobile myTouch Specifications

source: Reuters




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. Truballa11 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


That might be nice. Fring vs Skype vs Tango vs Yahoo. Someone has got to bring innovation.

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 16:28

2. pablomentabo (unregistered)


You forgot about Qik

posted on 09 Oct 2010, 15:25

4. Truballa11 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


Yeah but it does suck

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 20:38

3. Rane718 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2010)


I hope this comes to light because qik, fring and skype suck got this evo just for the front camera you know to try something different and so far no apps really take advantage of it. i dont get this its really old tech front facing cameras have been out forever over seas. oh well. p.s. qik sucks too. ;-)

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 15:29

5. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Just tried Fring recently. That app is super buggy. The sound doesn't sound clear even with both phones on WiFi. Hope someone comes out with something stable soon.

posted on 11 Oct 2010, 19:52

6. dash1 (unregistered)


Frings sucks. Really hard !!!!!

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