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03-16-2010, 04:23 PM #1
Japanese Live Link 3G Enables iPhone Video Calls Without Jailbreak
It looks like some of us may not have to wait for the 4th generation iPhone (or later) to enjoy video calls on our iPhones. Live Link 3G, a Japanese-developed application from Yudo Inc., makes it possible for two iPhone users to share a video call. And according to early reviews, the app supports a fairly high-quality video/audio transmission between users.
A recent addition to the Japanese iPhone app store, Live Link 3G likely foreshadows a staple of future generations of the iPhone. Apple chief Steve Jobs said earlier this year that the next iPhone version will be an "A+" upgrade from the current model. Of course, we won't know until June (maybe) when the 4th gen iPhone is expected to arrive whether the handset will actually enable video calls - one of the most sought after features from iPhone users.
For now, Live Link 3G presents a possible look at the future. Granted, of course, it remains a glimpse that leaves one wanting. In the absence of a front-facing camera, the popular Japanese app is really more of a video conferencing tool for users to show each other their surrounding locations. That is, if both iPhone callers simultaneously looked into the camera, they wouldn't be able to see one another. And, for the most part, that kind of defeats the true nature of a video call.
For another week or so, Live Link 3G is available for free from the Japanese app store. That's right, no jailbreak required for this nifty little app. Past March 22nd, however, the app will cost a pretty penny - 1,000 yen, or $11 in the US.
Image via Yudo Inc.
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03-16-2010, 04:25 PM #2
i needs that ipa lmao
03-16-2010, 04:32 PM #3
what is the point if u cant see eachother??
otherwise u have to mount some mirrors lol
03-16-2010, 04:33 PM #4
Maybe they could make a little clamp on mirror so you could see each other... Who needs a front facing camera anyway
03-16-2010, 04:50 PM #5
Couldn't you just hold your phone backwards? Not that it would be easy. I have a mirrored screen protector which might help. Just a thought...
03-16-2010, 05:10 PM #6
Is there a way to get that app in the us? Or is only in japan?
03-16-2010, 05:24 PM #7
this sounds delightfully useless. and imagine what it would do to your battery.
03-16-2010, 05:51 PM #8
No need to buy the new 4G iPhone....
03-16-2010, 05:56 PM #9
"Couldn't you just hold your phone backwards? Not that it would be easy. I have a mirrored screen protector which might help. Just a thought..."
WTH, if you hold the phone backwards you can't see the screen, so what's the point of a video call. Hence, the mirror joke
03-16-2010, 06:05 PM #10
i opened a jp acct just to try this out. it might be useful for showing relatives things my son is doing. then again i guess i can just ustream it. lol idk i'll report back on the usefullness or lack of!! lol
03-16-2010, 06:26 PM #11
Come to the UNITED STATES PLEASE
03-16-2010, 06:38 PM #12
^ okay, I'm here, now what?
03-16-2010, 06:42 PM #13
ok so im gonna attempt to mod this so we can use it in the U.S. , so i downloaded it and gonna install it so brb
Last edited by z3r01; 03-16-2010 at 08:45 PM.
03-16-2010, 06:52 PM #14
I like the mirror idea, it's funny but, in a serious way, possible, if you got a mirror that clipped on the back of the phone, it's entirely possible.
I'm surprised to hear someone say "useless" seeing as how much the world looks forward to things like video phones... just because it's not exactly what you expect, unless of course, trollin.
03-16-2010, 07:10 PM #15
03-16-2010, 07:16 PM #16
I definitely don't want video phone, it's hard enough to not /sound/ like I just woke up when someone calls me at 11am.... With the video everyone would know what a lazy POS I really am...
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03-16-2010, 07:39 PM #17
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03-16-2010, 08:22 PM #19
ok im testing the mod
, i need a guinea pig lmao
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03-16-2010, 08:27 PM #20
i'd get it. if it were going for 500 yen.
edit: i cant believe a moderator is discussing warez
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