Qik and Flixwagon both testing live video streaming on the iPhone

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The iPhone 3G may’ve lacked a video-conferencing feature so desperately craved by users, however this week both Qik and Flixwagon have announced they’re bringing their mobile video streaming service to the iPhone. You may be wondering how that’s possible with the iPhone lacking in, err, video capabilities, however both companies have worked around that obvious flaw by the sounds of things.

Flixwagon has developed software for jailbroken iPhones allowing for video to be streamed to the Flixwagon site live, or post-stream as it even stores footage for you. The news will only appeal to those who’ve actually hacked their iPhones of course, although the company claims they’re working on a legal version that’ll launch in the App store at a later date.

On the other hand, the more popular service Qik has developed a similar application that’ll also be made available in the App store once the current alpha testing finishes. Just like Flixwagon, Qik enables people to stream video to the website, with the clips fully embeddable.

Whether it’s ever made legal, on the other hand, is another question entirely, especially when you consider US carrier AT&T’s firm stance on video-streaming.

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and Flixwagon (via Ars Technica. For more iPhone-related news, check out our Shiny blog iPhonic here)

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Katherine Hannaford