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    Video Chat?

    My wife will be away next week and we will be video chatting. Just a thought: I told her not to update to OS 2.0 whilst she is away in case of problems. However I won't be able to resist here at home so I wondered if someone can confirm that Video Chat (Playbook/Playbook) will continue to work with Playbooks on the different OSs?




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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    My wife will be away next week and we will be video chatting. Just a thought: I told her not to update to OS 2.0 whilst she is away in case of problems. However I won't be able to resist here at home so I wondered if someone can confirm that Video Chat (Playbook/Playbook) will continue to work with Playbooks on the different OSs?
    Nothing can be confirmed either way to be completely honest until the OS comes out. Odds are that it will still work between PBs with different OSes because not everyone will upgrade right away, but until it actually comes out and is tested there's no way to really know.
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    Ah well, I won't be able to resist upgrading so if it doesn't work I'll have to phone her

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    Just did our first long-distance Playbook video chat. Very good. Very usefil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Just did our first long-distance Playbook video chat. Very good. Very usefil.
    That is very good rafiki, glad to hear your PlayBook Video Chat experience was positive.

    When I had used my BlackBerry PlayBook to call my uncle overseas, I couldn't believe how clear the quality was, very happy to see and hear from him.

    As a tip for PlayBook owners, when you are finished chatting, try to save contact's details, if you forget, just touch New Contact, enter the details, and save.

    Make it easy for next time.

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    What surprised me was how quickly the connection was made. I had set up both our Playbooks before Yolanda left. When I tapped her icon in video chat it began ringing almost immediately. Yes, the quality was excellent Spain/Holland. I detected a very slight voice out-of-sync at times but nothing to worry about. Video quality was good. Lulu, our boxer dog couldn't understand how mum was speaking to her from this little box

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    Video Chat works OK between OS 1 and OS 2.

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    Does oovoo work now? because i cant get it to work properly

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    1. Do you need airtime to do a video chat?
    2. Does a blackerry playbook only opens in Landscape or also in potrait when rotating the tablet?

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    Video Chat works VERY GOOD for me. My Lady lives in AL and I live in GA and the connection is actually better than our cell phones connection, go figure . She is a Android lover, but fell in love with me and my PlayBook and had to have both. Now I don't have to beg to get my PlayBook back, but I do have to beg for her to put her's down for a different kind of FUN

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    Do you use it over BIS connection or Wifi for video call??
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunnar View Post
    Do you use it over BIS connection or Wifi for video call??
    I'm using wifi only for PlayBook video chat. Works GREAT, better than our cell phone connection

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    I only used it once so far, I had to nip out and Grandson was at home. I did find it will not work using bb bridge, it wanted wifif, which was fine at the house as grandson was on the house wifi. I couldnt connect until I remembered my phone has the ability to become a hotspot. After that, perfect! Very pleased with it. Pity it isnt cross platform really as it is a good tool

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