We're still thinking there's an integrated camera
coming for the iPad
, but there's one company out there who must surely be hoping that's not the case. That company would be PhotoFast
, flash storage gurus turned to iPad video chat enablers. The company's early prototype is simply a Microsoft LifeCam
bodged into the dock port, but when it releases toward the end of the year will be a fully custom two megapixel webcam that manages VGA video and, supposedly, will be compatible with at least some IM apps. PhotoFast is also working on an iPad TV tuner and a dock that reads flash memory, which will also be made available for the iPhone/iPod whenever it is released. As for the cats and dogs thing, no firm date was given there, either.