Completely out of left field, Skype announced this morning that it has been acquired by Microsoft for a cool $8.5 billion in cash. Talk about timing, neither company seems to know about a certain huge developer conference that’s about to start in few minutes.
What does this acquisition mean for all ... Read More »
There’s a race going on in the video call world, and both Qik and fring just stepped on the gas. Yesterday, Qik announced that its Android app will now allow everybody to video chat. Until now, this feature was only available for phones that had the app pre-installed like on the HTC EVO 4G. From ... Read More »
CES is always filled with surprises, but we were certainly not expecting Skype to announce their acquisition of Qik. As you know, Qik got started as a small start-up which allowed users to simultaneously record and stream video from their mobile handsets. With the release of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, Qik added real-time video ... Read More »
HTC EVO 4G owners should be on the lookout for a new OTA update. Sprint has started pushing out a new update (build 3.30.651.3) in an effort to fix a camera bug which is affecting third party applications such as Qik and Tango, which give the EVO 4G its video calling capabilities. The update should only ... Read More »
We were a little shocked when we learned Qik might be charging $5 per month for its video chat service, but it turns out the fee is juts for premium options.
Customers who opt for the premium service will receive extras such as higher quality video, unlimited video archiving, video mail, and priority support. ... Read More »
So you just picked up your new Sprint EVO 4G with front-facing camera and you are ready to make your first video call. What are your choices when it comes to video chat applications? Users could download the new Fring and start video chatting for free OR they could opt for Read More »
By the end of this year some of the major contenders will join the fray.