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Monday, 10 August 2009

Chat, VoIP, and surf: updates for Palringo, fring, and UCWEB

fring VoIP Skype instant messaging Twitter Facebook orkut on Nokia Symbian S60, Palringo chat, UCWEB Symbian web browser with tabbed browsing

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, 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


jbpseudo said...

I have been a fan of your site for some time now.
I just have a little discrepancy regarding this post. Here you have put together both the editable uc version and my patch version for v6.3. But the former is a java version and the latter the symbian version.
Btw, i have done customized uc symbian mods that work on specific proxy based network. So far i have created about 14 mods for s60v3 and 5 for s60v2. I can give you the download links if you are intereted. Thanks :)

jbpseudo said...

Thanks for including link to my mods. Btw, I notice that you give link to my clean start page patch for v6.3. Now, I have adapted the patch for v6.7. And I actually included it along with my other famous patch, "Searchlets". Download here