ComVu and Qik live video broadcasting – chewing up the data

Video over 3G has seemingly found it’s niche with ComVu and Qik, by engaging friends, family and the news media, in the daily events witnessed by us all.

This is only possible as smartphones have broadened their appeal and data charges have dropped dramatically (except Orange and when roaming of course!).

ComVu has a wide range of settings, GPS location tagging, and supports a broader range of mobile devices (Symbian, Microsoft & Windows). Qik though has won many friends with its simplicity and upbeat appearance.

The biggest winner will be the media, as 100s of thousands of mobile users become free outside broadcasters.