New Video Phone Coming from Creative
So, you know the ubiquitous video phone that's been a staple of science fiction since the early days? We live in an age where the technology to make the things is not only possible and inexpensive, but still nobody has them. Of course, people are chatting with video online via iChat, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and AIM already, but the link between video and phone has failed to happen.
Creative is looking to finally change that with the inPerson video phone, shown in a pic above as snagged from the FCC by Engadget.
Details are scarce, but the device will tie into the SightSpeed video conferencing network, which currently offers video conferencing via a software client available for Windows and Mac computers. This means that Creative's device will not just work over a phone line (it includes Wi-Fi support and an Ethernet network jack for connecting to the Internet) and will require a SightSpeed account to use. But, thankfully, you can use SightSpeed for free, so that's something.
What we don't know yet are price and availability, given that Creative hasn't officially announced the inPerson.
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