Uses for front facing camera

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  1. Lars1

    Lars1 Member

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    Two D3's (mine and wife's) should be arriving today! I have read that the FF camera is useless right now as no chat apps will work. True??

    Can my wife and I video chat today?

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    There is a hacked version of Skype over on XDA that is supposed to have video chat.
     
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    It is only hacked for certain phones. Not Droid 3. (As of yesterday anyway)

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    Your wife can use it as a compact or mirror. The FFC is amazingly well done. Gtalk with Video is making it's way here as well. That is what I am hearing anyway.
     
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    I'm not talking about anyone in this thread specifically, but just as a general statement, I find it frustrating how people immediately play down the front facing camera as either useless or a novelty. For me, its neither useless nor a novelty. I'm one of those people that would use it several times a week.

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    I have been using mine to get my son to talk to his grandparents. He seems to have no shyness when he is looking at himself on the screen. I will admit it will be great to be able to do video chats soon though.
     
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    Tango works. Great on wifi and ok on 3g..
     
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    +1 for Tango!
     
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    What types of uses? I have tried to rectify it to myself on several occasions and find it only good for taking a picture of oneself. I'd rather be social and get a friend to take a picture for me. And video chat? Why not just use a computer, they all come with cameras now. I'm not posting this to be rude, I really just wanna know what other people use the camera for.

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  11. Lars1

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    Well, I don't have (and have never had) a camera on my PC and I would love to try video chat.

    #2, I would like to try using video chat away from my computer, like on my phone.
     
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    I live in AZ and my son is heading to college in NYC, different time zones, different schedules, not always near a computer, but we both always have our phones and video chat will be great so I can see my boy and talk to him :)
     
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    Tango wasn't working that well before. Does anyone know if they updated it or something?
     
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    my wife and i just downloaded it this morning and was playing with in our office. it seem to work pretty good. i have never used a service like this before, but i thought it was cool. we were on wifi.
     
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    Wait I'm confused. Why would the Droid 3 come with skype preinstalled and a front facing camera and they don't work? I'm not planning on using it for anything at all but just that wow factor of "really verizon? WTF are you doing putting useless crap on my phone!"
     
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