What's the point of the BlackBerry PlayBook's front camera?
You've most likely read two other writers' encounters with the BlackBerry PlayBook already. Well, get ready for another's because I received my test unit from RIM today, and I've been playing with it for a good chunk of time already.
But after playing with it for that good chunk of time, I realized that there is one glaring issue that absolutely needs to be fixed: video-calling capability.
I understand that the PlayBook is new, but there is a front-facing camera just waiting to be used to its fullest potential. Heck, it's a 3MP 1080p-capable camera! I'm not asking for a Skype-equivalent; anything would be nice. I just need something that I can use to talk my family and friends.
On top of that, RIM is always touting the device as "the world's first professional-grade tablet." I'm pretty sure that being able to communicate with your peers is a somewhat "professional-grade" requirement, so RIM seriously needs to consider contracting a developer or developing the app themselves.
We're obviously doing a lot of PlayBook coverage on the site right now, and more will continue to come. But in the meantime, what do you think about the lack of any video-calling capability?