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Video Chat Over 3G And 4G With Your Android Tablet, “The New” iPad, Not So Much

One of the big features that has been a plus for Android over iOS devices is the ability to video chat over cellular 3G and 4G networks. While jail breaking an iOS device can give you 3G/4G connectivity for video chatting, Apple’s signature video chatting app, that’s integrated with iMessage and iChat, FaceTime, is still behind in the times.

Dan Seifert over at Mobileburn, has reported that even on the “New iPad” which debuts tomorrow, FaceTime users are still relegated to chatting over wi-fi using FaceTime. What makes this even sillier is the fact that here in Austin TX during SXSWi I met somebody who had to tether to his Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S in order to initiate a FaceTime chat with his family using his 3G connected iPad via Wi-Fi.

More after the break