First off YES their have been and are Video Phones in the past. This is why I'm saying the iPad2 is "Evolutionizing" home video calling with facetime and of course not 'revolutionizing' it. Think about it. All the other video phones had a hard time entering the market and have failed along with the death of the landline phone. Now with the mass appeal and projected selling margins of the iPad2 this will recreate the lost video calling phone we all wanted for the future. You might say "But everyone is using Skype on their computers or facetime on their iphones now anyway." Yes, but think about the convenience an iPad2 has. It can be setup in any room and has more a viewable screen area than a phone. Set it up with the new Smartcover and BAM! You have a video phone!