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Rogers premiers new video calling feature

Briefs | 04/02/2007 7:17 pm EDT

Mobile video calling debuted in Canada on April 2 when Rogers Wireless announced that it is the only mobile carrier in North America to offer the feature, which turns a wireless device into a webcam for face-to-face calling in real time. The feature is part of the Rogers Vision suite of services, which also includes video-on-demand, mobile TV, radio-on-demand and Rogers MusicStore. "Rogers Vision is a quantum leap forward in wireless communications," said John Boynton, senior VP and chief marketing officer at Rogers Wireless. The Vision suite operates on the carrier's new High Speed Downlink Packet Access network, which provides users a comparable experience to broadband hi-speed wireline services. The video calling service debuted at Rogers' Toronto corporate office and the event was co-hosted by Canadian actor William Shatner.

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