1. JHawaii's Avatar
    Why Blackberry needs a Video Phone:
    Although I have been a BB user for years, I would like to bring out a few points in favor of Video Calling: 1. Most Marketing deals like any sales could be enhanced by face to face negotiations. 2. The ability to read the reaction of the receiver's face when speaking face to face is an asset any salesman would want and has been well documented for decades. 3. Social networking is now, not tomorrow, and competitive cellphone manufactures are making sales history with the Video Calling hardware and software. I understand the security and encription BB offers to the business market but how many companies would jump to get their hands on an up to date, straight foward, Video Phone for their marketing as well as management teams. No business in the world wants to be behind the competition. The internet sales market is a great example of how to give the public and private sector the advantange that the United States Goverment initially developed for Defense. Her are another examples: Housing sales are down but real time video calls of properties for sale to customers via an agent with a smartphone is a miracle for both the customer and the broker. Cars salesmen could walk and talk the lot. Bankers, Stockbrokers, Manufacturers, School Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Law Enforcement, parents and children and many many others all can communicate with word and actions at the same time. This information age of ours needs the technology to facilitate growth, you know "Change". Why do I have to force the issue which is very obvious ? The BB community has put the call in and we have not received the answer we are looking for from RIM. Does the company need a new marketing, research, team ? Let me know. I am available. I have vision and I'm and "Old Guy" who knows a good thing when I see it. Ibought my wife and grandaughter (away at college) new Iphones and it a joy to see her when we talk fromthe other side of the world. Sorry BB, without the ulitity I will be soon gone with millions of other consumers (Business, Public, and Private).
    08-30-10 10:18 PM
  2. dictoresno's Avatar
    i can see the usefulness of having video chat on your cell phone. but i dont know if it would really pick up here. i dont think alot of people would really use it much.
    08-30-10 10:28 PM
  3. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    People may not use it now, but they will when the service becomes more available. Its funny because I remember about five years ago when people around me would say that they didn't need or want the internet or TV on their phones. Now those are basic features. In about a year, video calling will be widespread.

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    08-31-10 02:13 AM
  4. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    People may not use it now, but they will when the service becomes more available. Its funny because I remember about five years ago when people around me would say that they didn't need or want the internet or TV on their phones. Now those are basic features. In about a year, video calling will be widespread.

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    Videocalling has been available for at least 3-4 years in UK, it didn't take off and I never ever seen anybody use it other then some reporter on live tv news. I would say videocalling is an invasion of privacy.
    Also it would be extremely rude to use it in public as you'll be on speakerphone unless you have a headset on you all the time.
    This is something that sounds good but when you think of the practicality of it, not so good. Plus I ofter answer the phone on the toilet lol

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    08-31-10 04:13 AM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    Its funny because I remember about five years ago when people around me would say that they didn't need or want the internet or TV on their phones. Now those are basic features. In about a year, video calling will be widespread.

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    well Cingular (now at&t) heavily promoted their Cingular TV stuff when their 3G network went live a few years ago. no one watched that stuff. it was choppy and werent even full episodes. only watching the news was worthy.

    im certain even if video calling is an option, no one is going to want to pay extra for it. just like verizons failed PTT.
    08-31-10 06:04 AM
  6. Chrisy's Avatar
    i'd love video calling if the vid was high resolution. How is Apple's vid calling?

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    08-31-10 07:18 AM
  7. lnichols's Avatar
    I think that this feature could take off, but more likely on the iPad, blackpad, and Android pad devices because of the screen sizes. I know in Japan they've been able to do this for some time. Videoconferencing from anywhere would a cool feature, especially for telecommuters.
    08-31-10 07:40 AM
  8. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    OP use the Enter Key!


    I'm a Sales guy, and personally I don't think I'd use video calling to close very many of my deals I'd Sooner Jump on a plane, and as it is now I use GoToMeetings for group sales Calls using visuals to get points across,

    My company has Video Conferencing linking the locations, and I have a few clients who have Video Phones in their offices, all are very rarely used. the Beauty of being mobile with the BB is not being stuck on the conference call in 1 spot, Video would get you Stuck and you might as well go to a PC.

    Now I say this, but I am in no way against Video capabilities on the BB. I see the social element of it being far more utilized over the business element, Company's like Ashley Madison and Adult Friend finder, if they were wise would quickly build apps to take advantage of Mobile video chatting, on a multi device medium unlike the iPhone4 which is single device, RIM would need to launch Video Chat on 2 or 3 Device styles before I think it would really be wide spread, and they would need to open it to application developers and not tie it only into BBM.

    IN the business world I could see the usefulness in field tech support as a technician could call in video support in the field and show a problem live on video to a specialist, I would appreciate being able to do that with Customers rather then having them send me 10 or 20 pictures in emails for me to open and go through trying to see what they are talking about

    BT head set advancements really need to improve to make me think business ot business video calling will take off, you don't want to be on speakerphone when sitting at a restaurant, or in a warehouse, or anyplace not private, and BT head sets still don't have quality noise cancellation, nor appropriate volume controls to be used in high noise environments, where I can see video chatting working
    08-31-10 02:01 PM
  9. grahamf's Avatar
    I have only one thing to say until I can read the OP:
    08-31-10 02:08 PM
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