AT&T Mobility has begun enabling Apple's FaceTime video chatting service over its cellular network for customers who have an LTE-capable iPhone 5 and an unlimited data plan, according to an AT&T spokesman.
These were Steve Jobs' exact words, spoken almost three years ago at Apple's 2010 Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco: "We're going to the standards bodies, starting tomorrow, and we're going to make FaceTime an open industry standard." Although a lot has happened since then--Jobs' passing, a number of new iPads, iPhones and iOS updates--it is a promise that seems unlikely to be fulfilled anytime soon.
Many people feel that the ship has sailed when it comes to the battle between over-the-top services providers and mobile operators, with a yacht full of end-user expectations forecast to dock comfortably in OTT land.
T-Mobile USA added a new HSPA+ Android 2.2 smartphone to its portfolio, a new HTC myTouch gadget, and is following in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4 Facetime footsteps with the introduction of Video