asked by Josh Sippola over 2 years ago
I do not videocall alot except when distance or graphics are a factor. Knowing Skype is holding it back may only mean it is not up to their standards and they are waiting until all the bugs are worked out then launch!
I believe the fact that the Thunderbolt is launching without Skype's video calling is something that will be remedied. However, in the whole scheme of things, Skype's video calling isn't by any stretch of the imagination the only reason that most would have a phone as there are so many other considerations for professionals in choosing a phone that works for them. The only way that might affect my decision would be if the majority of my business were conducted on Skype.
What an entrepreneur doesn't know will fill a dumptruck. Keep going the path until the tree is blocking the way. Thunderbolt or no Thunderbolt, if there is skill and familiarity with the tool, that becomes the important ingredient. Takes time / training to harness new tools.
first off, i haven't even heard of the thunderbolt, but i'll answer anyways. the only good reason to video call someone is when you could set the phone down so you wouldn't be holding it out in front of you for a while. i don't understand why more people haven't complained about this, it is uncomfortable to talk on the phone with your arm held outwards unless you have a stand or something to prop the phone up.
My understanding by reading on is that the video calling feature will be added in near feature. Given the demand for video calling, I just can't imagine the company does not see this. I think it is only a software delay on Skype’s end.
Not to mean to pure gas fire, neither the WiFi tethering that has been on most phones will be on the Thunderbolt.
It's all about how you make your average video calls. If you are used to make over 50% of your video calls via a mobile device, yes, the lack of skype video calling from Thunderbolt is a big bummer and I will not buy it. Otherwise, no big deal. There are so many others goodies as part of the device that I can just make my video calls via other platforms
more likely? ha ha, Just kidding, you know I'm not a big fan of video conferencing, however, extra features and options are always a good thing! Ultimately it wouldn't affect my decision if that phone is the best option come renewal day.