[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 19:27:19 EET 2009

ext Alejandro López wrote:
>> To assess whether this was a realistic expectation, were there other
>> mobile devices[1] which provided Skype *video*calls when you bought
>> the device?
>> [1] mobile = ones that are same size or smaller, see my earlier
>>     mail about power consumption & heat dissipation.
> What I mean is that the N810:
> - was announced with Skype running on it,
> - at that time Skype had videoconf running on linux for some time,

On Desktop.  PC != mobile device.

> - the N810 run linux,
> - the device has a webcam.
> With all this in mind, although it is not explicitly said (I accept!),
> how can you imagine that there is no videoconf? Everything is/was
> there to have it!

Skype video requires significantly more power than for example Gtalk
video (which the device supports) and has quite strict latency
requirements (the call drops if Skype doesn't get enough CPU).

	- Eero

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