Yahoo Messenger 2.0 for iPhone 4 released, first to allow video calling over 3G

Well, someone had to do it first, right? And it wasn’t Skype so it had to be Yahoo! Their latest Yahoo Messenger version 2.0 for iOS devices  is available for free in the Apple App Store and it allows free video conference over 3G using either of iPhone 4 two cameras (with instant switching). The new version also offers international calling from your iPhone via 3G networks. The video calls work both between two iPhones or between an iPhone and your PC. The quality is reasonable but the reliability is not where I would like it to be. Maybe version 2.0.1 😉

Based on the initial reports, Yahoo Messenger 2.0 for iOS doesn’t work with the MAC client which wasn’t updated in quite a while, only with the more popular PC version. This version also supports background call and multi-tasking.

As today’s release proved, there is no technical impediment to have video over 3G and we can’t help but wonder why not yet a Skype or FaceTime version?

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