CES: Video calling gets real

Motorola hopes to make widespread video calling a reality with the launch of its Ojo Personal Video Phone.

CES: Video calling gets real

The idea that seeing the person you’re talking to provides more a personal experience has had telecom firms excited for years, but implementation of the concepts have generally been disappointing.

Yet Motorola’s Ojo, which plugs into a broadband connection and supports 30fps video on its 16:9 7in LCD, has captured the imagination of many visitors to CES. And it’s also one of the Innovations 2005 Awards honorees.

Official news on the release and price of the product were not available before the show, although one report suggested it would cost as much as $800 in the US from Spring 2005.

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