iPhone missing key feature

I think the iPhone is missing one key feature that if added would open the door to multiple new and interesting applications.  Have I got your attention?  I think its missing a second video camera facing the user.

Naturally a second video camera opens the door to video conferncing, think iChat for the iPhone. This is a big wow application and but I believe that much more that can be achieved.

A video camera on the front of the phone would open the door to motion or gesture detection. I believe is truly where new applications for the mobile phone will be developed.  Some Nokia phones have a second video camera and you can see already some far out applications being developed.

Below is a video of an application that can be downloaded from the Ovi store called eyeCall.  This application allows users to silence the mobile phone when there is an incoming call by simply making a wave gesture before the video camera or send out a text reply by holding your hand over the phone for more then 3 seconds.  Cool, eh?

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3 Responses to iPhone missing key feature

  1. David Libby says:

    Dude, looks like some people are thinking the same way… 🙂

    http://bit.ly/15BuPn

    Ciao,
    Dave

  2. DaveMcG says:

    It’s already been done. Here:

    and here:

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2007/08/iphonevideoconf.html

    Check out the date in that one!

    DavidMcG

  3. Mohan Gulati says:

    DavidMcG,

    I loved the video. Good to finally see you in person 😉 But in all seriousness I am waiting for iChat on the iPhone. I think AT&T is killing this as this a possible bandwidth hog. But thats just my guess, not based on any proof what so ever.

    Cheers,
    Mohan

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