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Cingular to demo mobile video sharing at CES

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2007 2:00 User comments (1)

Cingular to demo mobile video sharing at CES Cingular Wireless has announced plans to demo video sharing with mobile phones at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new service isn't "video file sharing" as we know it, but instead the ability to send live stream video to other subscribers using compatible handsets. The actual sharing of video content takes place during a phone call.
During a live call, a user can activate a live video stream which allows the other caller to then see what is going on around the caller while he's talking. The audio portion of the call will work through an embedded speak phone. In order to use the service however, Cingular customers will need to have a few things.

Firstly a compatible handset with video sharing enabled is an obviously necessity. Also, since the service operates on Cingular's 3G wireless network, each party will have to be in a 3G coverage area for it to work. This is definitely no groundbreaking service in terms of the limited sharing of video content it allows.

What is interesting though, is how hard will this service hit a network's precious bandwidth. Limited available bandwidth has been holding back video phone capabilities thus far.


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18.1.2007 22:15

So after reading this, it just seams to be your normal mobile phone video call. Am i wrong??

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