Maybe it's for taking self shots. I find it pretty dumb that when I want to take a picture of me and someone else, I have to have the screen pointed away. But yeah, 5mp for video chat is ridiculous.
On a similar topic, are we in the minority knowing that the # of mp does not translate at all to the quality of the camera? Seriously, who needs an 8mp camera on their cell phone?
And, if I have to wait 4-6 months for a descent dual-core phone, I'll probably go crazy.