Friday, January 26, 2007
Version 3.0 Beta for Pocket PC has been released. t is for devices running Microsoft Window Mobile 2005 with ARM series CPUs. Now it can support any built-in or plug-in cameras and even choose one from among multiple cameras.
Microsoft Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video communication. It supports .NET Messenger Service, Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Locator Service on PCs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and Smartphones. It runs on local area networks, dialup networks and even wireless networks with bandwidths as low as 9.6 kilobits/second. Microsoft Portrait delivers portrait-like video if users are in low bandwidths and displays full-color video if users are in broadband. In low bandwidths, portrait video possesses clearer shape, smoother motion, shorter latency and much cheaper computational cost than do conventional video technologies. Microsoft Portrait pursues providing presence notification, chat/voice/video functions anytime, anywhere, on any device. Please visit the Microsoft Portrait web site for more information.