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Two Cameras? Video Sharing Questions.

Area51

May 20, 2009, 4:02 PM
Does the N97 have two cameras?

And if it does, is video sharing an option on AT&T's network?
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Area51

May 20, 2009, 6:12 PM
Area51 said:
Does the N97 have two cameras?

And if it does, is video sharing an option on AT&T's network?


I called the Nokia store in DT Chicago and they confirmed that the N97 does have 2 cameras, but AT&T does not support video sharing/calling though.
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JestaMcMerv

May 21, 2009, 5:21 PM
ATT does not support it, but as far as I know, ATT does not block any ports on the data transfer, so if it connects only as a data call to another phone with the same protocol, it might work. As of now, the only type of video calling ATT offers is Video Share, which is not really the same thing.
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Rich Brome

May 21, 2009, 8:54 PM
JestaMcMerv said:
ATT does not support it, but as far as I know, ATT does not block any ports on the data transfer, so if it connects only as a data call to another phone with the same protocol, it might work.

3G data connections are packet-switched.

However, video calling on WCDMA is circuit-switched. It's a special type of connection that does require specific network support. AT&T does not support it. They only support video sharing, which is essentially video calling but with one-way video instead of two-way.
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