iPhone 4G gives great video


Well the Apple iPhone 4G was demoed last night and it looks like it will live up to the hype.
One of the most impressive features is video chat. No need to arrange a time to Skype anymore, you get the full interactive face-to-face chat right on your smartphone. Pretty cool huh?
Apple CEO Steve Jobs left it right to the end to unveil a little beauty which he smugly referred to as ‘Facetime’. The video looks so smooth and of such high quality that he was obviously confident enough to undersell it.
By making a quick call to his senior VP of design, Jobs showed that the Apple iPhone 4G video chat feature is very easy to use with no set-up required.
It can be used from the back or front camera, and you can choose your perspective with landscape and portrait modes. The phone is available on SIP and other industry standards.
But there must be a catch? There is. This VoIP smartphone can only be used over Wi-Fi connections. Jobs also explained that we will have to wait a while before ‘Facetime’ can be used on a 3G network.


Free Skype VoIP 3G calls


You can now use the Skype 2.0 update with the Apple iPhone to make free VoIP calls over your existing phone plan.
This service will be in the iPhone Appstore, that is, until August when Skype have announced that they will start levying a small subscription charge.
That fee will almost certainly be made up for quickly once you can make free Skype to Skype calls across smartphones. With an unlimited monthly or yearly plan available from Skype this new feature could cut down your calling costs massively.
This is in part because the American network operator AT&T have allowed cellular access to their VoIP network.
Although Skype to Skype calls have always been possible, in the past they could only be made using a Wi-Fi connection.
Not only can you save a packet on your calling costs but you can take advantage of faster setup times and crystal clear calling quality.
Unfortunately Skype don't seem to have any plans to do the same for the Windows Phone, so bad luck if you're stuck on that platform :(