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QIK adds live video streaming to BlackBerrys

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2008 16:09

QIK adds live video streaming to BlackBerrys RIM has announced that BlackBerry phones will soon be video broadcasting machines thanks to new support from Qik.
The service will allow owners to broadcast live video from the phone's camera directly to the Internet using a Wi-FI or 3G connection. The feature is currently available on jailbroken iPhones, Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphones as well as Java 2 Micro Edition feature phones, but BlackBerry phones were notably missing it.

Initially the Qik service will only work on BlackBerry Bold, Pearl 8120, and Pearl 8130 smartphones. Curve and Flip support is coming soon.

"We are excited to bring our lifestyle technology to the millions of BlackBerry users worldwide,"
added Ramu Sunkara, CEO of Qik. "In our quest to bring mobile live video sharing to the masses, we now support the broadest range of platforms, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Java-enabled mass-market phones."

The public beta will be available in a few weeks and BlackBerry owners can get it at the Qik official site.

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