I started receiving them about a month ago, First I received was from a friend in Japan. It was an email, just a sender, a subject, and an attachment (no text). The attachment was a video-clip. With the sender on camera speaking the message into the camera. Its up to 4 or 5 a day, seems to be replacing emails messages. So simple, start Video recording, speak message and send...........no more typing messages. DAK what they are called? Is there a name for this form of communication, Video message seems a bit clumsy. (Concluded from the background of some of the images, they have been sent from a phone).