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Suggestions on Verizon phone for video calling to desktop pc?

I am looking for a Verizon phone that has good video calling to a pc (Skype preferred, but others would be considered) with decent battery life(1.5 days under moderate usage preferred, but it must have at least 1 day). 4g would be preferred but not a must if good video calling to pc can be achieved on 3g. I saw the Thunderbolt which had Skype, but was then removed before release, plus, the battery life from what I've read seemed kinda bad.

I know there are some 4g phones forthcoming, suggestions on any phones coming within a few months would be fine as well.
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Re: Suggestions on Verizon phone for video calling to desktop pc?

You can download Skype to any smart phone.

I am unaware of any phone that will have a day of battery life if you're making video calls.
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Re: Suggestions on Verizon phone for video calling to desktop pc?

any android phone will do. i think google chat does this and the VZW version of skype has video calling enabled. or the iphone 4

i do video calling via skype on my ipad and the front/back cameras are nice. my Inspire doesn't have a front camera
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Re: Suggestions on Verizon phone for video calling to desktop pc?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
You can download Skype to any smart phone.

I am unaware of any phone that will have a day of battery life if you're making video calls.
it is my understanding based on my research, that video calling is supported over wifi as well as 3g abroad. but that video calling is not supported over 3g/4g in the US.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/skype/com.skype.raider

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=785991&st=40

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=808085

i am looking for decent battery life when i am not video calling, obviously, i do not expect the phone to last a day on video calling.
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Re: Suggestions on Verizon phone for video calling to desktop pc?

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
any android phone will do. i think google chat does this and the VZW version of skype has video calling enabled. or the iphone 4

i do video calling via skype on my ipad and the front/back cameras are nice. my Inspire doesn't have a front camera
it is my understanding that facetime does not support video calling to a pc. also, to be honest, i would like to get a phone with a 1 year contract (iphone requires 2). but i guess, if there is no other option, might wait till july to see if there will be a 4g iphone.

is there a link showing the vzw version of skype for android currently supports video calling? i could not find it.

http://phones.verizonwireless.com/skypemobile/

it is my understanding Google Talk video call only works on tablets (android 3.0)

http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...eo-chat-2.html

the only option for video calling from cell phone to pc that i could find was Yahoo video, but the quality of yahoo video even pc to pc was pretty meh compared to skype.

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