Multi-network instant messenger and VoIP client fring lets you chat and call on Skype and standard SIP VoIP, GoogleTalk, MSN (Windows Live), ICQ, Yahoo, AIM, Twitter, and social networking sites like Facebook and orkut. In addition, fring is a GMail notifier, last.fm radio player, Facebook tool, Twitter application, and it includes Wi-Fi hotspot finder WeFi.
Update: fring is no longer a multi-network messenger. They kicked 'em all out, fring now only works on it's own fring network. My advice: don't use fring.
The latest edition has less bugs, and should work on all Samsung phones that run Symbian. Of course it also runs on all Symbian S60 Nokias.
Multiprotocol chat client Palringo connects to MSN (Windows Live), AOL (AIM), Yahoo, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, Facebook Chat, and the niche networks QQ, Gadu-Gadu, and MobileMe (iChat). Palringo also runs a collection of chatrooms.
You can send voice messages, but Palringo doesn't do real VoIP calls like Nimbuzz, fring, and Talkonaut. Palringo doesn't connect to Skype, not even to Skype's instant messaging network.
Palringo's latest update lacks a changelog. It seems that all changes (bugfixes?) are under the hood.
New beta test versions of UCWEB 6.7 appear often, and they're usually translated from chinese (the original language of UCWEB) into english within a day or so.
The latest version is no exception. As usual, UCWEB offers tabbed browsing, and it reduces data traffic by routing it through its own proxy servers and compressing it.
Now you can also set your own proxy server.
The official non-beta version of UCWEB 6.3 is compatible with the patch by jbpseudo that removes the sponsored links from the start page, uses Google search without the limitations of the official program, and adds online synchronisation to the side panel. But if you don't use jbpseudo's patch, then take the new beta test version for a test drive.
• UCWEB 6.7 with custom proxy (beta test version) at Mobile Castle
• UCWEB 6.3 (latest non-beta version)
AUGUST 13, 2009 UPDATE: Want the Symbian version of UCWEB with a custom proxy? Check jbpseudo's thread on the Symbian Freak forum for details.
AUGUST 20, 2009 UPDATE: jbpseudo's patch is available for UCWEB 6.7 too.
direct download link
Monday, 10 August 2009