RIM to launch BlackBerry device with front-facing camera?

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When we posted the fairly successful article “BlackBerry features request,” one of the comments asked for a front-facing camera for video conferencing. Not only is a front-facing camera great for video conferencing, but it opens up a world of potential for apps.

Ever tried the YearBookYourself web app? It’s a ton of fun and with a front facing camera – you’ll be able to create your own on the device.

Video conferencing is not only great for consumers, but it’s great for business. While sending an email can open the discussion for a potential sale, video conferencing can show the client you’re giving them your undivided attention and you’re serious about the deal.

While the article from TinyComb doesn’t give any proof, or the name of the RIM executive, the “leak” is interesting from a discussion standpoint.

According to the post, the unnamed RIM executive was asked how RIM would respond to the iPhone having a front-facing camera. He allegedly said “we are fortunate to have our relationships with many different carriers, some of which can handle something like live video-conferencing.” He added, “video conferencing is something that could completely change the mobile landscape and it is something we have been thinking about and working on for quite some time. You will start seeing something early next year”.

Be sure to check out the BlackBerry Features Request article and leave your feedback.

[Via with a hat tip to Simon Sage]

  • http://webchetan.wordpress.com/ Chetan

    That would be awesome! Can’t wait! RIM you guys rock! Thanks BlackberryCool!

  • http://webchetan.wordpress.com Chetan

    That would be awesome! Can’t wait! RIM you guys rock! Thanks BlackberryCool!

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  • Wotless

    blackberry is fucking shit for plenty $ cus u all just bringing out 1 et a new phone n no wow same shit look @ how when apple bring out things it does be rel good blackberry i shit only thing saving u all i bbm