Live mobile streaming video service “Qik” debuted in 2008, lets users turn their smartphones into live webcams with a simple app and a strong internet connection. Users can stream video from their phones live to Qik’s site, but with considerable buffering. However, with 4G connections, Qik has put together a new two-way video chat app that lets users communicate in streaming video with very little latency. Qik showed off this new app at Sprint’s launch event for the Android-powered HTC EVO 4G, that has two cameras an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. The new two-way chat app won’t ship with the device when it goes available on June 4th (for $199.99 + contract.) Instead, the device ships with current Qik app for Android, and the new chat feature will come later as an upgrade.
HTC EVO 4G Hands-on Videos: