Tagged: HTC EVO 4G
HTC EVO 4G using the Qik app would be subject to a $4.99 monthly fee, the Qik team themselves have piped up to quell dissent. According to the company's blog, two-way video calling on the Sprint EVO 4G will be free of charge for Qik users; in fact, the subscription is "for some advanced premium features."
"Firstly, rest assured that the core Qik service that lets you communicate live from your phone to other phones, web and desktop will be FREE. Yes – this means that the core capability of doing 2-way Qik video chat will be FREE for Sprint EVO 4G users. The subscription fee will be for some advanced premium features that we are working on, which we will be announcing on June 4th – the day the amazing HTC EVO 4G phone launches."Calls will be supported between EVO 4G handsets - if you know someone else with one - together with between other phones running the Qik app and with the company's desktop client. No word on what exactly these premium features will be, but Qik promise to tell all when the EVO 4G officially debuts on June 4th.
HTC EVO 4G review was Qik video chat functionality, the ability to make video calls to other Qik users via the smartphone's front-facing camera. Now, according to a leak to AndroidGuys, it turns out the functionality may add even more on top of the EVO 4G's basic monthly costs. They've received a leaked screenshot purportedly from inside Sprint, which tips a $4.99 monthly service charge for the Qik video call system. That would be paid via Paypal rather than included in your monthly Sprint bill. With Skype video calling for Android expected later on in the year, we're reluctant to start paying Sprint (or Qik) $5 a month for the same service.
exclusivity deal with Verizon Wireless has left many Android owners bemoaning the absence of the VoIP app on their non-Verizon handsets, but that could all be changing soon. According to Skatter Tech's contact with the company, Skype are planning to bring a mobile video calling app to the Android Market later in 2010, and it will be freely available rather than limited to a single carrier.
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