Skype Video Calls On Your Nokia HandsetBy Mack005 • Nov 27th, 2009
I use VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) on my Nokia handsets to keep in touch with ma friends overseas. I did not a have preference between Nimbuzz and Fring, until November 24th, when Fring announced the world’s first mobile video calls over internet.
Fring video enables you to make video calls with other Fringsters as well as with Skype contacts or GTalk buddies using your device’s Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection.
I tried it with my Skype contacts on my all time favorite Nokia N82 phone and it worked quite well. I was a bit confused at the beginning, until I watched the demo, which I am embedding at the bottom of this post.
In order to make a video call you have to first select a contact then press OPTION>CALL>VIDEO CALL.
And then wait till they answer from the other end. And here I go
Oops! you only see a black box? that’s a technical issue with ScreenSnap, which I used to capture the screen shots. So here I take a picture with my Nokia N78
And when you receive a call and want to answer instead of pressing the answer button (Green) directly, press Option and then press ‘Accept Video Call’
The new fring version 4.00.05 with video calls support is currently available on Nokia X6, N97 mini, N97, 5800, N95 8G and N82 devices.
Mack005 is a smartphone enthusiast, social media evangelist. Founder and Managing Editor of WOMLanka.com who works during the day as an IT Consultant. Mack005 started using mobile devices in 1999 with a Nokia RinGo. He is a Nokia device trialer since March 2009. He can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of “mack005″ and his twitter ID is @mack005.
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