Skype with video leaks out for HTC ThunderBolt
Verizon's LTE network is the perfect tool for video conferencing with its whopping average of 6Mbps for downlink speeds and initial reports claim that video calls are as smooth as what you see on a Wi-Fi network. Combine this with the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera on the ThunderBolt and you have a great solution for on-the-go video chat. The feature will even work on 3G networks, but choppy framerates in that case are inevitable.
For the time being, you can enjoy video
calls only on the ThunderBolt, but we see no reason why it shouldn't
be available for other handsets in the near future. With that said,
we'll leave to you testing of the free video feature – download
links are below.
1. IconicPrettyBoi (unregistered)
okay... maybe im reading this wrong ... But it says that video calls are 'only' on the Thunderbolt ??? .... i have a Verizon iPhone4 and have been using Skype video calling since it came out !?!?! on 3G or Wifi... both work.
2. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
they are talking about android, it didn't have video chat on Skype(Skype hasn't added that feature) yet, now there are saying that Skype's new update for the thunderbolt allows video chat with Skype
6. 3MTA3 (unregistered)
Calm down little sheep, there are other phones in this universe other than the one that you have (which I won't even type out).
7. unknown (unregistered)
everytime i try to download this thing it says unable to parse the package. Ive tried unzipping and using the app installer to get it on my phone from ASTRO. nothing is working.... help.
8. LionStone (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
When I tried several times to download the file I would get the same message...Then I tried using Opera Mobile and it worked fine on the first time. This rocks!
10. unknown (unregistered)
dont know how your Opera is working but mine is worthless... it wont even load the page to download the apk it just goes blank.
what a pos browser
12. imlaxin01 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Apr 2011)
the iphone video chat on the actual network sucks
3. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
This app works fantastically. This makes the tbolt which was already hands down the best phone available even better.
4. bud (unregistered)
So i downloaded this app, and I can not adjust the volume any more....I can barely hear the person, whats up with that?
5. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Niiiiice, its about time. Loving the Thunderbolt, even though T-Mobile just annouced a dual core HTC. WTF! LOL! TOoo funny...... :)
9. mashblaster (unregistered)
ya the tmobile htc may be dual core but thunderbolt was overclocked to 2+ ghz....
11. Muck (unregistered)
i hope they rolling it out for the Samsung Nexus S to
13. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 2010)
I believe this is an unofficial version and there are reports that installing it creates major security leaks on your phone. Anyone able to comment on this?