12 Retro Video Phone Concepts

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If you thought Skype was a new idea, you need to catch up on your old school sci-fi movies! Video phone concepts have actually been popping up since the 1870s. Proof? This collection of forward looking photos, illustrations, and ads.

For more vintage (and more recent) electronic developments, take a look at these great vintage portable televisions, video advertisements for brick sized cellphones, vintage televisions from the days of yore, 12 magic lanterns, or 15 impressive pneumatic massage networks. [Oobject]

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There has always been a major issue with video chat (not counting the social aspect) and that is: Quality.

Until you can see and hear people on a video phone call as clearly as you see and hear people on an HDTV broadcast and with no lag or picture freezing it will remain a novelty.