Thanks Jiang for this update. Pocket PC and Handheld PC version 1.4 was released on June 17. Microsoft Portrait supports .NET Messenger Service on Pocket PCs and Handheld PCs
Microsoft Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video conferencing. It supports .NET Messenger Service and Internet Locator Service on PCs, Pocket PCs and Handheld PCs. It runs on local area networks, dialup networks and even wireless networks with bandwidths as low as 9.6 kilobits/second. Microsoft Portrait uses portrait-like video that always delivers the most important information in a video for a given bandwidth. In low bandwidths, portrait video possesses clearer shape, smoother motion, shorter latency and much cheaper computational cost than do conventional video technologies. Microsoft Portrait provides basic chat/voice/video functions almost anytime, anywhere, on any device.
- You can place a call either from the buddy list of Microsoft Portrait or from the Action menu of MSN Messenger after you install Microsoft Portrait.
- You can also browse in an ILS server and select a people to call. In order to faciliate Microsoft Portrait users to find each other, we recommend to use ILS server: hello.connectedpc.com together.
- Even if your buddy has not installed Microsoft Portrait, you can still invite him/her from the buddy list of Microsoft Portrait so that he/she can receive a message in an MSN Messenger window, which shows him/her you are inviting him/her and where to download Microsoft Portrait. After your buddy installs Microsoft Portrait, he/she can accept your call.
- If you do not have a camera, you can still see others who do send video, or talk with others in robust voice working at bandwidth as low as 2.4 Kbps.
- You can use any of your PCs, Pocket PCs or Handheld PCs to call.
- You can place a call even behind a firewall.
- If you are a modem dialup user, now you can also conveniently see and talk with others.
- Please adjust the slide of the "Video" button to achieve better visual quality if you select to use black/white video.
News source: Microsoft Portrait Website