There are lots of services out there these days that let you make VoIP calls on your cell phone. But how about video IP calls? That’s what Latvian startup Tivi is showing at VON.
Founded by three high school buddies, Tivi’s SIP software client turns smart phones running Symbian and Windows Mobile into VoIP and IP video phones. The video client lets users make video calls from a mobile phone to a PC. Tivi also offers a free softphone client that can be downloaded from the company’s website.
Calls are carried over a 3G cellular network. The software also supports WiFi, provided the phone is dual mode.
Tivi sells their software to carriers, so don’t expect to see any Tivi-branded handsets. The company is also planning Linux and Mac versions of its softphone.