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    Default Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    Just curious because the video quality on it seems a lot better than my actual Webcam, and I know I could record videos on the device itself, but I want to utilize it as a webcam so I can save videos to my computer's harddrive directly instead of on the Playbook, and also use it for live broadcasting. I know it can be used for live broadcasting purposes on its own as I have a Ustream where I have recorded some footage using the playbook and the Ustream web client.
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    Default Re: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    All you need for that is the right software. I just don't think anyone coded such an app yet.
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    Default Re: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    It should be doable, IIRC there was a similar app for symbian long back. One needs to install the app in PC and than in mobile. the name was mobiola

    Just checked, it is still there, Mobiola® Web Camera: iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian smartphone as PC webcam!
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    RE: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    At the moment, no...
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    Default Re: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    ah, that's a shame. I really have had good success with the front camera on this, its one of the best I've seen on a tablet or smartphone, and its better than this Webcam I bought for $70.
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    Default Re: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    I agree. Hope there is an app for this on BB10. No need ti waste a good ol front cam
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    Default Re: Can the Playbook be used as a webcam for PC?

    Private Eye is great, thanks for the link!

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