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Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Playbook 16
My Carrier: alaint

PB and the New video Chat

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Adding video chat is a good start in the right direction unfortunate it's forcing us to rely on other people to have PB and none of the peopel I know have nor will purchase a PB...once again RIM is manipulating the the use of tablet to be strickly RIM products...

 

I seriosuily hope that RIM address this issue and develops teh PB as a true independant platform which can be used by millions rather than a few 1000 people. I can understand why RIM is going this route but to hit the mass market the product needs to be accessible to alarger audience.

 

 

anyone want to try out video chat with me (Playbook to Playbook only)

my PB email addy is: cameron@eastcoastcreative.ca Display name scocam

 

 

eastcoastcreative
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Registered: ‎06-17-2009
My Device: Torch 9850
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: PB and the New video Chat

This is actually a good thing for me and my company.  We are looking to implement the PB companywide and one feature that was a major factor was video chat.

 

Look for an invite from me.  Name will have something to do with Vader.

- When life hands you lemons, find someone with a paper cut.
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Re: PB and the New video Chat

a vaild email addy is required

eastcoastcreative
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Re: PB and the New video Chat

Has anyone gotten this to work? I have a co-worker who  also has a PB, and when I enter his BBID ( taken from his Playbook), I get "Unable connect to server", and he gets "The person you called is currently unavailable".

 

We both connected to the same Wireless Lan, and sit across from each other....

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Re: PB and the New video Chat

I am using right now.  try me in a bit.  vader7071@darksidev2.com  user vader7071

- When life hands you lemons, find someone with a paper cut.
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Registered: ‎04-28-2011
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Re: PB and the New video Chat

Just finished a voice chat with Vader, the conectiuon was excllent via WiFi. we did not try out video.

a few things to note.

 

1. no contacts list when being called (Vader called me so he is not added to any contract list) if I need to call him I have to enter his eamil addres...

 

2. no group chat

 

3. adjsutiing audio while conenct is sloooooooooooow had to hold down the vol button for at least 5 seconds to initate the volume ocntrol

 

 

What need to be changed

 

1. have contact list either auto add (either being called or recieving call)

2. a conact list...don't know if there is a contact lsit or not

 

we are going to ry bridge connection later today

 

eastcoastcreative
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Registered: ‎04-25-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: PB and the New video Chat

Vader,

 

I still am getting a "Unable to connect to Server". I am beginning to think that the app has not installed properly on my PB. I think I will try to see if support can help.

 

Thanks for the offer to try the chat with you

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Registered: ‎04-28-2011
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Re: PB and the New video Chat

found the contact lsit, but I had to add the user.

eastcoastcreative
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Posts: 87
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Playbook 16
My Carrier: alaint

Re: PB and the New video Chat

editing the contact list is easy swipe down from the top hit edit and tap the ciontact to edit. unfortunate the app does not allow my own avatar to be added....

 

the next version should allow us to add out own avatar and have have it so that it's saved in the contact lsit of another device

eastcoastcreative
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Posts: 66
Registered: ‎06-17-2009
My Device: Torch 9850
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: PB and the New video Chat

After teh chat with SCOCAM, few issues from my side:

 

 

  1. Volume was quick to respond.  Weill be interesting to watch as others get on and try.
  2. single chat only  Would like to see group chat
  3. would like to see "Disconnect" button.  Right now have to minimize chat window and close as all other apps.
  4. can run other apps during chat.  While audio chat with SCOCAM, I was checking emails, Facebook, and appworld.
  5. would like to see "Add contact" button for new contact.  Prime example is me and SCOCAM.  I called him, he should have a button on the chat screen to add me as a contact.

 

- When life hands you lemons, find someone with a paper cut.