It needs to come with one of three things:
1. Skype support. Unlikely.
2. A *full* mic and cam API, so that indy developers can build compatible video chat clients.
3. Qix support, so that you can talk to people on the EVO.
Why? Video chat that only works among Pre users will be useless, or near useless. I love my Pre, but there aren't enough of us. This is the same reason that iChat AV doesn't do that well.
The *best* bet will be some form of good A/V support in the API, and perhaps even in Flash. Flash has some decent video conferencing apps. Google Voice w/Video (libjingle) could be ported. H.323 would be a given. Fring or IM+ would be able to launch a client.
The EVO's got a forwarding facing camera, and 3G/4G. The EVO will have Video conferencing that's linked into Jabber very soon. I imagine that Skype Video conferencing will not be far behind.
Now, I probably won't dump my Pre for an EVO, at least not yet, however, if I can get high quality video conferencing in my pocket, with the ability to use either a facing or forward camera as needed, I will end up getting that phone. (The iPhone has the problem of being locked to chatting with other iPhones. I'm not sure if this will be fixed).
The ability to "show" people video (preferably HD) in real time with your cellphone via Skype to a computer or other Skype Video supporting device cannot be over-hyped. This will be invaluable in all non-office jobs, and particularly so in fields like construction, real-estate, remediation, media-services, news reporting, health care, manufacturing, and agriculture.
Originally Posted by TreoRock