FaceTime Competitor Coming for Windows Phone 7?

Whether you think live smartphone video chat is useful or just a novelty, it makes for good marketing material. So far, Windows Phone 7, with its lack of support for front-facing cameras, can’t tout video chat even through third party apps. All that might change soon. At a Windows Phone 7 event at CES, a Microsoft employee made an off-the-record remark that a video chat program is in the works for Windows Phone 7. Not much other info was given, and we’re thinking that this feature could be a part of the 2011 Mango update. Granting further validity to this possible new feature, one can find proof of secondary camera support found in Microsoft.Phone.Media.Extended.dll in the Windows Phone 7 files.

Source: Neowin

Via: Windows Phone 7 Central

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.