Mobile to PC Video Calls brought to you by Yahoo Apps
October 10, 2010 Leave a comment
Yahoo is working on a new mobile app for both iPhone and Android that enables video calls over Wi-Fi and carrier networks to Yahoo Messenger users.
It’s not quite clear whether the app will be free or not.
From the limited information I have learned about the service, I think the service will be more feature-rich and have a much larger reach than Apple’s. FaceTime works between iPhone 4 users only and limits support to calls over Wi-Fi to maintain video call quality.
What’s more interesting is that Yahoo seems to be positioning its 81-million-member-strong Messenger client as a VoIP video challenger to Skype. If Yahoo can introduce an application that supports high-quality video calls between mobile devices and PCs, it will certainly have a distinct advantage over Skype for now.