Two video chats enter the ring, only one comes out. In this corner it's ooVoo Mobile, a portable version of the (somewhat) popular desktop video chat application that will let up to six users simultaneously swap bitrate over 3G, 4G, or WiFi -- but only if you have an HTC Evo or Samsung Epic. In the other corner it's Yahoo! Messenger, with version 1.3 adding video calls and similarly limited device support, though this time it's the myTouch 4G and the Evo getting the nod. So, Android owners, which of these is going to reign supreme? Or, are you going to tap out and stay cozy with Qik? Hit the Android Market now and place your bets.
Update: We're told that Paltalk has also recently released an Android app to the Marketplace, giving you yet another way to say "hey."
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OOVOO LAUNCHES THE FIRST 4G MOBILE VIDEO CHAT SERVICE
THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY CONNECTS SMARTPHONE, PC AND MAC USERS
Users can now experience high quality mobile video chat by downloading the
ooVoo Mobile application for their WiFi or 4G-enabled smartphones
New York, NY (December 15, 2010) – Today ooVoo announced the launch of ooVoo Mobile, a mobile video chat service on the Android marketplace. With 20 million people worldwide already using ooVoo on their PCs or Macs, ooVoo breaks new ground in mobile video chat by allowing up to six users to simultaneously participate on a video call without compromising the high quality video experience.
People want mobile video chat, and ooVoo is actively connecting best-in-class technology with a cool user experience. ooVoo Mobile users download and get started in seconds making calls to friends, family and colleagues on PCs, Macs, tablets and other mobile phones. And it works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G networks so service is sure to be covered wherever they are.
As well as 6-way video chat and proven quality standard, ooVoo Mobile also features free ooVoo-to-ooVoo voice calls, text chat, contact list integration and video calls to any person not on ooVoo via a web browser. Available immediately on the Android Market for the HTC Evo and Samsung Epic, ooVoo plans to support new devices every day as well as Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices in early 2011.
"Not only is ooVoo bringing essential features to the mobile video chat marketplace that have been missing until now, but we've also expanded our already famous high quality video to the world of mobile communication," said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo. "The existing video chat apps do not support mobile, or they support inferior quality. We believe that ooVoo over the emerging Verizon LTE or the Sprint Wimax networks will surpass all competition and will even provide better quality than sitting at your desktop."
Twenty million people rely on ooVoo to stay close to friends and family on the other side of the city or the other side of the world. With our new platform-independent mobile service, ooVoo is committed to making sure users enjoy superior voice and video quality on their PCs and Macs and now on mobile devices across any platform, any network, anywhere.
Based in New York, ooVoo is the number two video calling service behind Skype. We're committed to be the best at the video experience, and have grown to 20 million users worldwide. We think video communications is cool. We also know that our quality and video experience is at the forefront of this new communications medium. We use ooVoo daily no matter where we are – on the playground, in a conference room, or in the air. Which is why we are connected and engaged to create a community people want to be a part of. We ARE VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS. Download ooVoo at www.ooVoo.com