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Take on the new iPhone’s FaceTime

Posted: June 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Random thoughts | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

News Flash, europeans have front faced cameras on their phones and videocalls (everywhere there is 3G) for years now. And no, they are not using those.

I tested vedeocalls twice when they first appeared a few years ago and that was it, never again. It’s simply useless.

4 Comments on “Take on the new iPhone’s FaceTime”

  1. 1 AlphabUX said at 4:15 pm on June 8th, 2010:

    I agree this is useless when you want to give a call. But in a selected number of cases it might be very appreciated family on different continents, babies, sharing something going on right now…

    Also the simplicity is key: no account to create, no need to log in anywhere. You give a phone call and if the person also have the necessary phone, you get this button to show up. It might just work.

  2. 2 Adrian said at 4:18 pm on June 8th, 2010:

    it’s exactly what commercials said when the service launched. People don’t use it.

  3. 3 Dmitry Fadeyev said at 7:12 pm on June 8th, 2010:

    Tablet computers have exited for a long time, yet nobody used them. The iPad comes out and is an overnight success. Prior existence and failure of a technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is doomed to fail–it could well be that the implementation or the time for it was wrong.

  4. 4 Adrian said at 10:14 pm on June 8th, 2010:

    i don’t see how this feature is implemented different on the iphone than the rest of the phones.

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