Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Maemo Minute #5: Real Face-to-Facetime

I saw a Bell Canada iPhone 4 commercial on TV today. It was focused on the FaceTime application. At the end of the commercial, in small print, was the limitation that it works on Wi-Fi only.

Well, Maemo 5 and the N900 allow SIP video calling, GoogleTalk with Video, and Skype Video over Wi-Fi and 3G. I have had several Google Talk with Video calls over Windmobile's 3G network. And, just for the record, Maemo had this feature before Apple, and without the silly limitation.

Advantage: Maemo.


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4 comments:

Vijay Shankar said...

Hi, To add to your point, the Facetime is available only between iPhone 4 to another iPhone 4.

Daniel said...

Its a shame that the n900 doesn't support GSM video calling. It's actually pretty popular here (israel).

JAY said...

i havw used my N900 with skype and google talk to do video calling without wifi.

Gökhan Sever said...

With a bit OC push, everything acts much more swiftly :) Be it a video chat or just a regular IM'ing.