Saygus, a south Jordan company, announced that that they have high hopes for their new VPhone. CEO Chad Sayers’ dream is to sell 7 million in the first year and beat the iphone. Quite the feat but it may be possible if they can deliver on everything the VPhone claims to be and do.
The new Saygus VPhone has a touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard and web browser. Not much different than the plethora of other smart phones being released. However, the main feature that distinguishes this phone from the pack is that the VPhone allows you to make live, two-way video calls on your cell phone. As everybody knows, this has been tried and talked about for years but the main problem was battery life. Add that obstacle to the necessary bandwidth needed to handle two way video calls and you get an insurmountable challenge.
According to Saygus CTO Tim Riker, their video technology decreases the amount of bandwidth used and handles really well on unreliable networks. What a great combination. I have also read that the compression program of the video has greatly helped in making this a reality.
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