- CrackBerry Newbie
- 2 Posts
PlayBook compatibility with Facetime?
Hi, I was an early adopter of the playbook and while I'm still greatly enthused with it, I'm a bit miffed that the Apple guys seem to have the edge in terms of access to video chat just because of the shear weight of numbers.
Does anyone else know if there are any plans to enable access to the Apple Facetime network via the PlayBook?
- CrackBerry Genius
04-14-2012, 09:33 AM #2
- 1,737 Posts
This would be up to Apple. Facetime is not exactly a publicly accessible network and I wouldn't think that there is any money to be made by opening it up to competitors.
- 04-14-2012, 03:05 PM #10
Videochat can be expanded beyond the BB network if the PB can get more app developers and become a bigger force in the market. Right now the PB isn't much of an interest to Skype, ooVoo, Tango and so forth because of having such a small market compared to the others. But if we do our part and work up desire for the PB, who knows, maybe it will payoff and the PB market might expand enough to catch the attention of more and more high-profile devs.
Facetime was generally restricted to Apple products in the beginning. But now apps like Tango, Skype, ooVoo, I believe, have access to Apple network and can interact between Facetime and 3rd party apps. There's no reason the PB network couldn't do the same. If it has the hardware, there is a way...
- CrackBerry User
04-14-2012, 09:27 PM #12
- 28 Posts
I guess everyone is different for chat requirements. I use Skype which is on my PC, but I also use Video chat with my Playbook.
I don't see why most people would only select one method, but then I don't think it is
This is why the forum is interesting. There are so many various opinions on what works for each individual.
- 04-14-2012, 09:41 PM #13