Nokia Announces Eseries for Business
Top message: Where's the 3G video calling? by pauldg
Replying to: Re: Where's the 3G video calling? by nextel18
No one wants video calling
Think about non-mobile videophones.
Ever seen one?
The technology to support them has been around for decades. The erroneous notion that there would be a demand for them was a large part of the impetus behind the development of isdn.
Fact of the matter is most people really don't want or need videophones. I worked for a tech company that had bandwidth to burn, techie clients, and a real need to project the bleeding edge image. Still no interest in videoconferencing. We just don't really want or need to have people see us.
The only thing that could possibly drive videophone usage would be voyeurs and exhibitionists desiring to display their genitalia to the masses - just like webcams.
If you do end up seeing widespread *useful* videophone capabilites, it will be in response to the 50 year old fat bald man living in his aging parents' basement - the same guy who's porn consumption drove economy of scale to give us $50 vcr's.
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