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Fring is a somewhat decent VoIP and IM for Windows Mobile

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Jul-2007 14:03

I've installed Fring on my Palm Treo 750v (WCDMA, Vodafone New Zealand) - and even though it is not listed it also works well on my Treo 700wx (CDMA EVDO, Telecom New Zealand).

In shor this is an IM and VoIP client. It works with Skype, MSN Messenger, Twitter, GoogleTalk and SIP services, all logged in at the same time. The only problem here is that you don't have a way to logoff from each service individually.

Installation is very easy: you enter your mobile number in their website, and you will receive a SMS with a download link. No need for cables, or a PC - simply download over the air.

The Services Configuration is a bit strange, but I guess you only really need to change those things when adding or removing a service, really. SIP works ok, with a bit of delay on WCDMA, which I was expecting really.

It also works well with Skype, which is great, since the original Skype client will simply crash on my Palm Treo devices.

I had a problem with my password, which had a "+" somewhere in it and was ok with the original software, but stopped working after an update. There's no login at Fring, so I submitted a support ticket, and the good folks at Fring changed my password after proper credentials were established.

I also just realised the Fring account is your phone number plus user name, so I now need the password reset for my second device (the Treo 700wx).

This is the first SIP client that works on my Palm Treo devices. The X-Lite software is great on Pocket PCs, but it doesn't like the 240 x 240 pixels square screen on the Palm handhelds.

The software runs on Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.





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