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  1. mystvearn

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    Are there any apps like Skype that takes advantage of the front facing camera that high end phones are coming out now with?
     

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    Please correct me if I am wrong anybody but think you need 2.3
     
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    No idea. The only thing I see is that if apple makes it, everyone has to make it. If it has no usage, I might as well go for the Xperia Arc. than the Incredible S/SGS2. I prefer the dedicated camera button and something that can totally replace a compact camera.
     
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    I think Tango may use the FFC, not 100% on that though. But check it out
     
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    this is correct
     
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    There's also oovoo.com, Qik, Fring, and Yahoo Messenger (and other good ones whose names escape me) - I've used videochat since 2.1, so if the phone has an FFC, it'll support it.
     
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    To this day I cannot get Fring video chat to work for me. I am still waiting for Skype... that is what everyone I know uses. I actually got the EVO for that reason. Not that I am unhappy with the decision, but I wouldn't put a FFC down as something I need until they roll out Skype for us :(
     
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    Skype's gotten too big and evil for our own good. I'm forced to use it as it is ubiquitous - but I surely hope something like ooVoo displaces it, I really do.
     
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    I'd be happy with a better known alternative. Sadly people are stuck on Skype since it's what they know :(
     
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    Anothing thing is calling between phone-pc is easier as a lot of people use skye on their pc's
     
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    That's what drove me to using Fring/Skype when that was available.

    If you can't get Skype video, then depending upon your phone, ooVoo or Yahoo might be good alternatives.

    Too many of these providers - Skype included now, sadly - are chasing the deal instead of accessibility.

    I don't want to vid with other phones - I want to vid with other people. Skype worked because it was agnostic - Linux, Mac, Windows, Apple, Android - it all just worked.

    Now, Skype is viewing us with FFCs as upscale marketing fodder and just getting in the way. That's my issue, personally.
     
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