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Mr know it all, Eldar Murtazin just tweeted a rumor which we simply couldn’t resist sharing it with you. According to the man behind Mobile Review, Google, which is currently busy with its Google I/O 2011 developer conference, will be shutting down Google Talk in favor of Skype.
Fring has just rolled out an update for its fring app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The latest update brings video call capability for iPhone and iPod Touch. Using their Wifi, iPhone and iPod users can now engage in video calls with their fring and Skype contacts, absolutely free. It comes out as a holiday gift from fring, don’t you think. (Demo video included in the end of the post).
Is this good news or what? Nokia has added Windows Live Messenger support for Nokia users via Nokia Messaging service. It took the Finnish mobile maker a long time do so, but finally they have done it. Now, Nokia users can access the world’s most popular instant messaging service via Nokia Messaging IM application.
Nokia Messaging offers a desktop-like IM experience on your Nokia device. You can stay in contact with your friends across multiple communities, easily switch between and save conversations and login invisibly.
Finally, fring has done what the Android users were anticipating and waiting for a long time. Yes, fring has just launched fring for Android. The just released fring mobile app for Android enables the Android phone users to chat across multiple IM platforms, call their fellow fringsters and much more. (Features listed below).
Gizmo5 was founded way back in 2003, it provides services like IM (instant messaging) and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) calls. It is a good application just like Skype. If you are an active user, Gizmo5 is a an ideal choice for you to make free calls to the standard phone network.
Recently Skype was in process of acquiring Gizmo5, but the IP (internet protocol) lawsuits seems to happen. Gizmo5‘s SIP (session initiation protocol) could swap Skype’s proprietary P2P (peer to peer) back end.
Also Google Voice, it is huge VoIP and phone identity service, but does not have end points for the calls. By integration of Gizmo5 in Google Voice users are able to make and receive calls to their Google Voice phone number form their computer.
The joining of Gizmo5 to Google Voice and Google Talk as a single product can be a threat to Skype. Gizmo5 has raised $6 million to date.
Last year, Google added voice and video chat features to Gmail Chat, which happens to be the web version of Google Talk. Well, it seems that Google plans of improving and enhancing the audio and video chat capabilities. From what we hear Google will be bringing video and audio conferencing for Gmail Chat and possibly bring those features to other apps as well, as it has done in the past. (For e.g. bringing voice and video chat to iGoogle and Orkut).
The all new Nokia E72 has great new features including optical scrolling and a five-megapixel camera. The E72 takes the very best of Nokia’s most successful QWERTY device and makes it even better. The frame is extremely slim of about 10mm with some sleek design touches and inside the device is treated to a range of user interface improvements too.
The optical navigation key makes scrolling through emails very easy as it also helps switch around the menus quickly and easily. The camera has been upgraded to a full five megapixels and heavy data users will have the support for up to 10.2Mbps connections over HSDPA. The audio jack has also had the upgrade treatment with 3.5mm jack now appearing on the top of the device.
Nokia Messaging is also there and now supports for Instant Messaging accounts including Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi, and many others. Email set up is easier than before through Nokia Messaging, Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.
Sound quality on calls is improved with the addition of active noise cancellation and navigation gets a improvement with addition of a digital compass. Maps is also integrated and comes with a lifetime walk and 10 days of turn-by-turn navigation, if activated within the first three months.
The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2009, estimated retail price is €350.