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Fring Adds Two-Way Video Calling Over 3G to iPhone 4


Looking to upstage Apple's FaceTime video calling feature, fring has announced that its App Store application has received an update enabling two-way video calling on the new iPhone 4 via both Wi-Fi and 3G.

With the new fring for iPhone you get lots of fring goodies including 2 way video-calling where you want and with whom you want!

- Face-to-face video calls with friends on their Droids, Nokia (Symbian S60) and other iPhones
- Video calls over 3G or Wi-Fi (Performance over 3G is subject to mobile operators' 3G coverage & quality)

fring added video calling support to its iPhone application last December, but the lack of a front-facing camera on the device limited video calls to one-way only.

fring has also published a brief YouTube video showing off the video calling feature, and while the video appears to demonstrate some blockiness and stuttering, the ability to call over 3G networks could make the performance acceptable for some users.

Today's update to fring also adds support for multitasking on iOS 4, a cross-community social stream integrating tweets, Facebook updates, chats, and calls, and address book improvements.