Using The Video Chat On The BlackBerry PlayBook

June 16, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

Scott and I tried out the Video Chat on our BlackBerry PlayBooks and it was really impressive. I like the fact you can carry the PlayBook while chatting and switch the cameras. It definitely is more convenient and reliable than Skype. Check it out…

If you haven’t used the Video Chat on the BlackBerry PlayBook yet, it’s very easy. First of all, you add your contacts as their email address for their BlackBerry ID. Then you’re able to receive calls and call your contacts. The PlayBook has a distinctive ringtone as it rings, you click Accept and you see your camera view as you wait a few seconds for the call to be connected.

The camera goes to the front facing, however if you touch the screen you will find the ability to switch the camera in the bottom. The view is clear and the call quality is great. I didn’t find the disconnects one commonly experiences with Skype. I’ve had quite the few friends using this feature and they love it, I was really surprised how easy it is to use, figure out, and preferred over even a phone call.

All the app requires is two BlackBerry PlayBooks, internet connection for each, and the time to talk. If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think. If not, you really need to try this.

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  • Bruce Haendel

    Really love the PlayBook’s video chat ability. Sound and video quality are excellent, with great call stability. Have used it for conversations, and even to demo our product between Japan and Canada, the US and Australia. Only wish that there were a buddy list, a la Skype, so that I would know when my contacts were online. That would make it a real killer app, and make my PlayBook a truly super communications tool.

  • Noel Ealick

    It’s even more helpful as compared with everything else I’ve checked.