fring launches world’s first fring & Skype video calls on mobile

fring, the multi-award winning mobile application that lets users communicate and share web-based experiences from their mobile devices, has announced the world’s first mobile video calls over internet protocol (IP).

fring video enables users to conduct video calls with other fringsters as well as with Skype contacts over their device’s WiFi or 3G internet connection.

This video feature is embedded within the fring application that enables free voice calls to other fring users, Skype and GTalk buddies as well as friends on regular phone lines via Skype-Out and hundreds of popular SIP services. fring users live chat, update profiles, share files and talk with friends from several Instant Messaging services like MSN, AIM, GoogleTalk and Skype, in addition to interacting with popular online social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm and more, all from one integrated fring contact list.

Avi Shechter, co-founder and CEO at fring, said: “As the mobile VoIP trail blazers since this industry’s inception, we have a responsibility to continue breaking the mobile internet barriers, and bringing users all the choices, richness and always-on connectivity that internet communications on mobile can deliver.”

Shechter continued: “fring was the first to bring Nokia, iPhone and Android users the choice to make free calls together with live chat over their devices’ internet connection, the first to enable cost saving mobile twitter over internet, and now we’re proud to continue leading the field with the world’s first mobile video over internet including fring and Skype mobile video calls.”

The new fring version with video calls support is currently available to users with Nokia X6, N97 mini, N97, 5800, N95 8G, N95 and N82 devices. Versions for other handsets and operating systems will be launched very shortly.