Support X10 cannot make video calls?

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  1. Merolas

    Merolas Well-Known Member
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    My brother just got the ICrap4... and he was wondering if he could make facetime calls with others phones than Apples. So we downloaded both Fring app and tryed to make a call. once i tried the app told me i could'nt do videocall because of sofware limitation....how come?

    I could do video calls with my old non-smart LG Shine. but cannot do it with the X10?
     

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  2. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member
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    No front facing camera, it does seem odd that you can't do video calls but in the last 3 years of owning phones that can do it I have only done it twice and that was when me and my cousin were drunk.

    It does make me laugh though that after more than 5 years of phone doing video calls the iphone 4 now does it, but its still via wifi though (I think).
     
  3. Gurba

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    Does your X10 have a secondary cam for vidcalls?!?
     
  4. ryno1974

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    Not unless he built his own. Only one cam on an X10. I would assume however you could flip it around for other to see you as long as you dont care about seeing them or vice versa.

    Or he duct taped a web cam to the top of his phone :)
     
  5. paulus3476

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    The software limitation will be fring or whichever app manages the video call reporting no suitable front facing camera and blocking the video call
     
  6. Merolas

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    well, you don't NEED a front cam to make video calls, rogers gave this option a few years ago with the LG shine & Chocolate (slider), these old devices only have 1 camera. As long as the people you call can see what you see it's fine.
     
  7. Merolas

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    that page is not up-to-date but it clearly shows that we could do videocall way before smartphones came in the business (well blackberry had a monochrome display back then) that's about in 2006

    Rogers.com - Rogers Vision
     
  8. gunny5821

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    The iPhone 4 can only do "FaceTime" with other iPhone 4's. Check out Apples web site...
     
  9. upliftpeanut

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    so does this mean we can or can't do video call using the x10? lol

    Has anyone actually tried it out?
     
  10. Merolas

    Merolas Well-Known Member
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    I did, and it didn't let me do it
     

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