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EVO 4G- Video Chat with AIM, iChat, Skype, QIK or Others

 
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Michael
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: EVO 4G- Video Chat with AIM, iChat, Skype, QIK or Others Reply with quote

The EVO 4G will ship with 2 way video chat capability. This thread will discuss the 2-way video chat options and if it is possible to chat with others on iChat, AIM, Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger or MSN. How cool would it be to have a 2-way video chat with someone back home or in the office? We believe that a product called QIK is used for chatting, but more will be written on this topic later.

Look for more on this topic after the EVO 4G ships on 6/4/2010.

More info on the EVO 4G at:

Sprint HTC EVO 4G Fact Sheet

Sprint HTC EVO 4G Announcement
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qik has made a special version of their live video streaming app that supports 2-way video calling for EVO 4G users, currently the service is unavailable as they were unable to handle the demand for the service as it was a lot more popular than they had imagined it would be. Hopefully this service will be back soon so that we can share our experience with it, more details at:

Qik Temporarily Disabled Video Chat
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know any other ways to use the front camera for video chat over any other service? I would like to video chat over AIM and MSN Live. Supposedly Fring only supports video calls over Skype, and I can't find anything else under the sun that does MSN and Aim.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

junkdna wrote:
Does anyone know any other ways to use the front camera for video chat over any other service? I would like to video chat over AIM and MSN Live. Supposedly Fring only supports video calls over Skype, and I can't find anything else under the sun that does MSN and Aim.


So far I have only had success with Fring(Skype) and I was doing a video call to someone who was using Skype on a Mac.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How were the audio and video quality when you talked over Skype?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video quality was decent, but nothing special. This was because I was on 3G at the time, and Fring isn't the best app to place video calls over, but it does work.

Hoping to try a video call over Qik soon...stay tuned Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Qik really only allow you to video-call other mobile-device users? ie. Not a laptop with webcam user? Am I understanding Qik correctly? Is Skype via Fring really the ONLY option to video call someone other than Qik? WTF?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Torrey,

How would you compare the Fring quality to a MacBook using a 3G connection w/ Skype? I'm not looking at the video conferencing as a business tool. But I travel for work from time to time and I always use Skype to video chat with my wife and daughter. Since my iPad may lighten my load (and doesn't have a webcam) I was thinking the Evo may work OK.

I've always used my MBP with my MiFi with pretty good results (I tend to travel to areas that have very good coverage). Is the Evo experience comparable, or do you think the device itself lacks the horsepower?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qik currently only allows video calls between two EVO users.

Fring's video call quality is similar to using a laptop via 3G on Skype, but the video quality isn't quite as good, but definitely usable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Qik has released a special version of their app just for the HTC EVO 4G that allows EVO users to make 2-way video calls using the front facing camera! Video calling on the EVO 4G can be used via 3G, 4G, or WiFi networks - unlike the iPhone 4's video chat app, Facetime, which will only work when you're connected to WiFi.

To read the full article & watch our video demonstration, checkout the full article: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Video Calling
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets try an iPhone4 (running QIK) chatting with an EVO 4G, that would be cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any recent developments in the EVO to PC video chat software options?
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