front facing camera for calls

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    I thought the bionic was able to use the front camera for calls much like the iphone... Anyone know how to do this?
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    Yes. You can use it for Google Talk Video Calls as well as skype video calls.

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    It appears that with Skype you have to enable video in the settings because it doesn't detect which phone it is on. Will be testing it today...
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    Havent tried yet, wonder if it works with yahoo as well ..
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    I started a thread about the difficulty im having tryin to use the google talk video chat...not likely a phone issue prob just user error.

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    hmm, did a skype call with a coworker that has an Evo 4g. I can see him but he can't see me.
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    I have no problem doing it with Google Talk. Havent tried with skype yet. Remember you HAVE to have a solid 4g connection for the video call to work. If someone wants to test out skype my ID is SNewman02
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    gonna use you as my skype guinnea pig once my phone arrives :p
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    I believe you can use wifi as well for video calling...but i havent even gotten to that point yet...unable to add any friends to my gtalk :(

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    I tried to use an app called Qik Video but it keeps crashing every time I select the video chat function. I'll have to troubleshoot that one of these days. There's too many other cool things to try out at the moment :)
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    Skype I don't think will work with the Bionic yet it's a Skype issue. Skype also stated the Droid charge was compatible and that's what I had before I go the Bionic and it would work but it never used the front facing camera. I tried running skype but it won't let me log in on the Bionic.

    Honestly I think Tango is a much better app than Skype. Works on iOS and Android OS. PC isn't ready yet but should be soon.
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    I wasn't able to log into Skype at first but eventually I could. And there is a video setting in Skype so you should be able to use the FFC for calls. I haven't used it yet but I plan to this weekend.
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    I just got in and enabled the calls. It does pickup you have a front and back camera but neither one activates. You just get black for either call. Skype will have put out an update in order for this to work. Another reason I don't like Skype anymore it takes them way to long to send updates.
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    you may be right. Just tried a video skype bionic to pc call. I could see the PC video on my bionic but the PC did not see my face. It was a 10 minute call. Tried it on both wifi and 4g and both acted the same way.
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    Does the hacked version work with the Bionic?
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