This whole live-streaming war is getting kicked up a notch. Around since late late year in beta, Qik offered their free service on S60 smartphones and added support for Windows Mobile back in June. Last week, Next2Friends added their competing service to BlackBerry devices, and Qik just responded in a huge way.
The company just announced alpha support for live-streaming on feature phones with J2ME. While the lines between feature-phones and smartphones continue to blur, there’s simply a ton of lower-end phones out there for Qik to target. I don’t have one of the supported Nokia S40 or Sony Ericsson devices, so I can’t test the beta version, but the demo video I watched (above) was better than expected.