Cingular to demo one-way video calling

Jan 05 2007 - 05:34 PM ET | 3G, Cingular

Cingular will demo a one-way video calling service next week at CES. Video calling is currently supported in many countries but this will be a first for the US market.

The service allows users to send a live video stream to a recipient during a standard voice call. Beginning with a normal phone call, customers can hit one button to add a live video stream, allowing the called party to see what the caller is seeing while they're talking. The service also allows customers to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call.

The yet unnamed service will launch for 3G customers some time later this year. Further details, including pricing, were not revealed. MobileTracker will catch the demo at CES, check back next week for a full report.