Windows Phone 7 Front Facing Camera Phone
Windows Phone 7 - Microsoft has been spilling out plenty of details regarding its future merchandise at its events. Earlier in the week, the corporate revealed ‘Tango’ and ‘Apollo’, ensuing unleash of Windows Phone 7. Now, at a TechEd conference in New Zealand, the corporate revealed that future ‘Mango’ devices would feature a front-facing camera which Skype would be dropped at the platform presently.
Windows Phone 7 Facing Camera by Skype
Last month Microsoft together with Samsung unveiled the new Windows Phone 7 SGH-i937 , which has a front facing camera on it. The phone was similar to Galaxy SII Android phone in looks and build.
After the acquisition of Skype, Microsoft have better plans to integrate services of Skype in its each and every product where possible. Few months ago, Skype facilitated the video chat on Android phones and iPhone. Now, Microsoft is also ready to bring the Skype on front foot in Windows Phone 7 devices with its Windows Phone 7 Mango update.
Windows Phone 7 Front Facing Camera Details
According to Microsoft, Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ will have built-in features to make the mobile platform much more VoIP-friendly. Aside from allowing front-facing cameras, the Redmond company has announced it will bring its own VoIP service, Lync, to Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’, as well as other mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS. Lync is Microsoft’s VoIP program that builds on top of its consumer messaging product, Windows Live Messenger, by adding in several business-oriented tools.
What about Skype, which Microsoft bought earlier this year? According to the company, it will also be made available for Windows Phone 7 Mango devices. There aren’t that many details on when or how the service will be brought over to the platform, yet it’s expected to come either as an app or a full-fledged update to build Skype’s features right into Mango, much like what Microsoft does by integrating Facebook and Twitter deeply into its ‘People Hub’.
Online video calls are essential for Microsoft’s competitiveness in this field, given that the strongest player in the smartphone market, Apple, has a very concise solution for video calls, known as FaceTime. Introduced last year with the emergence of the iPhone 4, this service allows iOS users to call each other by simply using their phone numbers, instead of another online ID, which both Lync and Skype require.
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