front facing camera

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    Just wondering if anyone has made any use of the front facing camera on the Tbolt. I've heard Skype doesn't work on this phone. In fact I read in the Market reviews that once you install it and find out it doesn't work, you can't uninstall it. Not very good reviews on Tango either. What are you all using the front camera with.

    Maybe we should have an App section just for the Tbolt since there are some issues with this phone. The app "My Verizon" is not supported and that was something I used a lot to keep track of my data usage.
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    I've used the front facing camera for taking pictures. I was very disappointed that Skype mobile doesn't support video since I use Skype all the time from my laptop. I also would like to know what video messaging service people are using.

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    I tried it out with yahoo messenger and a buddy. The picture was just fine, I didn't expect any better but neither of us could hear the other
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    So you're saying that with Yahoo, the supposed purpose of the front facing camera is not working out. You can't have video chatting if the chatting part isn't working. Is anyone having any luck with any video chatting or messengering application?

    So far I don't know anyone with a Tbolt to try the video messenger feature out with but was hoping to get an app that would work for when I do.
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    The front facing camera worked just fine. The audio is what was lacking, which is not new news. Hopefully with the planned update this will work just fine.
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    There will be an update for Skype. I've heard they are waiting for LTE stability and to put finishing touches on the app.

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    Waiting for stability... We are never going to get an app then.
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    There are two Skype apps one from Verizon the one you can't uninstall and one from Skype which you can unistall. For video chatting apps you can use Oovoo, Fring or Tango just check the market

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    I was in the store to pay my bill yesterday and asked about the my Verizon app because I used it often too. The rep said they do plan on making it work for the thunderbolt also, the developer is working on an update.

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    I want to know the same thing because skype doesn't work for video on Xoom either. I bought this because I wanted to skype with my kids and so they can video chat with their Grandmother. We're going to use the google talk video client for now, until Skype get their "stuff" together.

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    LTE Stability? It's pretty damn stable, from what I can tell.
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    Haha mine is sometimes stable depends were I'm at in San Diego.

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    I don't video chat, but the camera works fine for taking pictures. The quality is less, images are a bit more flat, but that was to be expected.
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    i let my kids play with it, they love to see themselves as they record video.
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    Tango works well
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    I installed Skype yesterday on my Wife's phone. there is a version out there that works. I think it was posted yesterday as well.
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    Not to hi-jack your thread, but it does fall under the title.
    Everytime I try to use the front facing camera it crashes and causes a force close. Any suggestions?
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    Tango works well with my daughters iPhone and my xoom. Sometimes I am upside down on her screen but if we start vertical it seems to work OK and can flip to horizontal.

    I've also used google video. Both work with front or back camera.

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