Front Camera App?
Hey guys, quick question.
I am debating to get the Evo, and I have a question about the front camera app. Is it like th iPhone 4 where you can only do it Evo to Evo, or would I be able to use it on my MSN messenger with my friends on there also or would I need to use a special chat program like fring?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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The benefit of Skype is that so many people already use it, including home PC users. I used to be able to Skype my wife (via Fring) when she was at home on the laptop and I was out with my Evo, but now we can't do that. It won't be long before there are universal options again, but it's hard waiting for something when it could really be useful.
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What is the advantage of BBM over text messaging?
Other than the occasional problem of texts not sent in real-time.
Oh, and I'm ignoring the fact that SMS requires a plan or has a cost. I'm just considering the feature. The reason why I ask this is because a friend of mine says, "I can't give up BBM" but then she texts me all the time. I don't understand why it's any easier for her to reach other friends, when texting someone functionally works out to be the same thing.
Not to derail the conversation, I don't think front-camera or no front-camera is going to be your biggest concern when moving to an Android phone from a Blackberry.
#1 - It's just a matter of time before a slew of apps will be available for video chat via your popular programs, Skype, Gchat, etc. I don't know if the iPhone front-facing camera will get the same 3rd party support from Apple/AT&T. Then again, maybe it's too early to tell.
#2 - I think on a day-to-day basis, the front-facing camera is just icing on the cake. I think you should consider your next phone more on the apps, usability, and all that jazz. It's like buying a car because the radio is cool. You should make sure you can drive it where you need to first before comparing radios.
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For example, I no longer use the Gmail icon. I use a widget called, "Gmail unread count" which I like much better because it shows the number of unread email on the customizable Gmail shortcut looking widget.
Anywho, welcome to Android. Far more customizable than BB, iPhone, and webOS. Like I was saying earlier, this transition to all the Android goodness will probably concern you more than the front camera... =)