AT&T’s Hot New VideoShare Service Won’t Work with the iPhone
AT&T announced a great new service called Video Share. The only problem is the jewel in AT&T’s crown, the Apple iPhone will not be able to take advantage of it.
This new service will allow users to take video with their mobile device and stream it live to another caller on their phone. But the best part is the ability each end of the call has to converse while the video is being streamed.
It’s a feature that is sure to be a hit. The only problem is it requires AT&T’s 3G netowrk to run and unfortunately (at least from what we hear) the iphone is not 3G compatible yet.
According to freep.com:
Video Share is initially available only in Dallas, Atlanta and San Antonio (the corporate HQ city), although company CEO Randall Stephenson says it will expand to other 3G cities nationwide starting next month (including Detroit).
Yet another reason why Apple’s iPhone (said to run only on the EDGE network) could be limited by their initial launch offering’s network compatibility.
Yeah, Apple’s stoopid not to get into this hot technology that will be available in Dallas, Atlanta and San Antonio… oh, and Detroit. What are they thinking?
so, what good is this on the iPhone anywas? The camera is on the back, so it would be point less to engage in a video chat, you would be talking to the apple logo..Also, not enough coverage area.
I think its silly to complain in a myriad of different ways that the iPhone is not 3G. Just get it off your chest once and be done with it. Decision made. All set. It’s not 3G, it has no GPS. Moreover, it only has one camera, not two. Meh. I’m not buying the iPhone to have fun video streaming when I don’t even know data plan pricing yet. Most iPhone customers are early-adopters simply for lack of parity with other devices out of the gate… not because they want to be trying out wiggy questionable features that are likely to have limited practical useability.