Hello fring, This Is Android & Money Calling

First, Skype and Nimbuzz reported how well they are doing. Then there was the spectacular launch of Viber. And now fring is telling us that they are seeing their quarterly revenues grow at a rapid clip. Mobile VoIP is finally seeing its day under the sun.

Is Skype Speeding Along its Own Demise?

Skype is making it clear that it doesn’t want third-party clients using its services. First, Fring for iPhone lost Skype support (though there was debate regarding who was in the wrong), and today, another popular multi-service IM and calling client, Nimbuzz, had its Skype privileges revoked.

FringOut and Skype Hit Android

VoIP calling fans are having a good day with the release of both Skype and FringOut for Android. Skype is available for Android 2.1+, and non-U.S. customers are not restricted to 3G calling. FringOut allows users to make cheap calls to any phone.

Coming Soon: fringOut For Cheap Calls

fring, today launched a preview version of its upcoming fringOut service that will allow you to call anywhere in the world for 1-cent a minute to anyplace on the planet. For now it works only on Nokia phones, but support for other platforms is coming.

Who Blocked Who in Skype and Fring Fight?

Fring says today that it offers video-calling functionality while Skype is blocking Fring’s service. But Skype refutes this statement, saying that Fring chose to shut down the Skype integration. Why can’t we just get these two voice-over-IP companies to talk on the phone?

Up in the Air: FCC’s Wireless World Travel Tips Takes Off

The FCC today kicked off what it’s calling “Wireless World Travel Week,” complete with include a daily informational video, blog posts explaining service strategies while abroad and a useful communications tip sheet for travelers. Topics range from overseas calling options to less expensive VoIP services.

Video Chatting on the HTC EVO 4G

The HTC EVO 4G has two video chat options to take advantage of the second camera on the front of the phone. Laptop Magazine and I were wondering how well each client works, and we set out to do a comparison of Fring and Qik.

Mobile Tech Manor #92: Is That an EVO in Your Pocket?

Many gadgets come through Mobile Tech Manor for review; it’s a big part of my week. I now own the HTC EVO 4G that was released a week ago, and this week has been once of exploration and adopting it into my routine.