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Fring and videocalling on the N8

The guys at Fring have managed to get their hands on 1 (or more!) pre-production N8 devices for testing of their new app for the N8. The video below demonstrates a videocall done over 3G using the N8. Not sure whether this is done via Skype,MSN or Fring-to-Fring but it showcases just one of the many features that the N8 has at its disposal.

Give it  a look!

And for those lucky people with the N8 on their hands, fill out the form at the following link to get your Fring on with the N8 today!

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGVJQ3Eyb1BRMkxzTnFEZjVGZzNfZGc6MA#gid=0


Categories: Nokia
  1. Keith
    August 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Looks great, did u notice how Jake could hear him despite the phone being in quite a windy environment? That’s really good!
    But I’d love to see full screen video calling like (I’M GONNA HATE SAYING THIS) on the iPhone 4 😦

    • Andre
      August 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      Full screen video calling would be a plus, should be included but I’m sure there are other devs who could probably implement a similar thing.

      • Keith
        August 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

        That’s fine but it would be better if fring comes up with that as it’s the more popular than others unless Skype decides to come up with video calling in their app with full screen mode

        • Andre
          August 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

          It’s a possibility. Skype is written with Qt though so we should see decent hardware.

          • Keith
            August 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm

            IMHO, N8 has a pretty good hardware, especially the GPU, which is one of the most powerful seen on a smartphone. And even when Nokia has had front camera since 5 years, Skype never updated their Symbian client to support video calling while the iPhone 4 got it just after it was released. Thats kinda sad 😦
            And Now that MeeGo devices will be coming soon, I hope they update their client to support video calling soon….

    • chfyfx
      August 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      i am pretty sure it is going to have a full screen button or some sort..

    • Foxx
      November 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      GUYS… NOKIA AND SKYPE …. Could we pls get a working VIDEO CALLING version of skype for the nokia N8, this is pathetic that 2 companies of this stature cant have 1 of their coders sit down and make it work.. WE DONT want FRING or any other program.. WE WANT a proper working version of skype for the NOKIA N8.. with video calling and not just normal calling.. please guys.. anyone got any idea’s? would it really take creating a facebook group with millions joining it and complaining about this issue before NOKIA OR SKYPE actually mabe do something about it.. comon guys .. or has someone already cracked it?

  2. Viipottaja
    August 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    The app looks GREAT but I am sorry: what kind of an idiot does not check the video audio quality before posting it as their promo video? How amateurish can you get?

    • Andre
      August 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      That may be so, maybe trying to demonstrate it working in non-ideal conditions? LOL :p

  3. Yougo
    August 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Some famous qt desktop app and games like goolge earth , video call via skypeand vlc. Needto be made for nokia mobile.

    • Andre
      August 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

      🙂
      we’re hoping

  4. sym
    August 13, 2010 at 2:11 am

    can provide youtube link in every video post, because opera web browser does not support the flash

    • Andre
      August 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

      We’ll keep that in mind from now on.

  5. GordonH
    August 13, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Notice the big , no sorry, super big difference between the introduction of facetime and fring vdo calling service on a mobile device. Apple makes a very big deal(with big lights) of whatever features it introduces in the market. It would have looked weird had Fring done the same thing.
    This Fring guy just came out and said… i have a cool and great product come and try it.
    Fring as a team and product has slowly and gradually gained lots of respect in the mobile community.

    • Andre
      August 13, 2010 at 6:33 am

      Better to be humble about things that aren’t a big deal. Kinda like “folders” on iOS4 LOL

  6. NeNoRmAl
    August 13, 2010 at 6:50 am

    “Now that Skype is out for Nokia 5800, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 and N97 Mini, and non-touch devices such as N82, N95 and N95 8 GB. According to sources, this app should be available 2 months from the release date of the Nokia N8.”

    The new feature of this app is : Video calling. 😉

    http://nokian8portal.com/skype-on-nokia-n8/

  7. Oh my!
    August 13, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Viipottaja :
    The app looks GREAT but I am sorry: what kind of an idiot does not check the video audio quality before posting it as their promo video? How amateurish can you get?

    I agree, this video is terrible we cant see nothing in it! Is that what they call commercial?..

    • Andre
      August 13, 2010 at 7:25 am

      It’s directed at beta testers of the N8 so quite obviously not a commercial

  8. Yougo
    August 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Hope skype video calling is coming soon after n8! I prefer anything official!
    What do you think is the acceptable spec for front camera?

  9. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    August 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    fring is crap videocalling are available only from fring accoun user to fring account user…forget example to videocalling throug msn from your n8/fring to a pc desktop and viceversa…

    • GordonH
      August 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      Fring is available on many mobile platforms but a desktop client is seriously missing.

    • alex68
      August 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      Are you sure? It is hardly to believe it. I’d try it by myself.

      At least for MSN, fring user can talk with normal MSN user on pc. My old coworker used to use fring MSN on his S60 phone.

      In ovi store, there are over 1800 reviews and average rating is 4. I read a bit the reviews and no one complained the problem like this. Low ratings were usually complained about the commercial or difficulties of usage.

      • GordonH
        August 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm

        Msn chat works well “on” Fring, but when it comes to VOIP, fring to fring voice quality is very good.
        Fring users get indication of availabilty (busy, vdo, chat etc). The signal bar indicator also helps me choose if I should call or chat.

        • alex68
          August 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

          IC. Thanks!

  10. IMarius
    August 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    yay video calling , now i can use it ….maybe once a year , really you just have to look at the apple face time advert, that was all over the top and emotional i mean yea if i am in another country and my wife is having her first ultrasound or my granddaughter is graduation from college maybe i would want to use video calling.

    Dont get me wrong video calling on any phone is a cool feature to have, but its not a killer feature that most people will use alot.

  11. stiv21
    August 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    video call Fring-to-Fring ))))

  12. stiv21
    August 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    skype banned fring(((((((

  13. August 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

  14. andre
    August 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    alex68 :
    Are you sure? It is hardly to believe it. I’d try it by myself.
    At least for MSN, fring user can talk with normal MSN user on pc. My old coworker used to use fring MSN on his S60 phone.
    In ovi store, there are over 1800 reviews and average rating is 4. I read a bit the reviews and no one complained the problem like this. Low ratings were usually complained about the commercial or difficulties of usage.

    I’ve actually done video calling via fring to a desktop skype user so noru is categorically wrong. Albeit that’s before iphone 4 users inundated fring with their new feature called a front facing camera

    • GordonH
      August 14, 2010 at 2:50 am

      Fring to Skype is good but quality(voice+vdo+status indicator) of Fring to Fring is much better.

    • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
      August 16, 2010 at 12:48 am

      fring on n8 can’t video calling a pc desktop throug MSN and viceversa (im not interested to skype!)

      ps

      N#O#R#U#L#E#S!!!

  15. Jim
    August 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    off topic: I found a video from a nokia presentation from 2006. it seems that they had in mind the eye-candy iphone project but they never executed in time so they can get the momentum:

    • Jim
      August 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      maybe you should make a post about this 😀

  16. Foxx
    November 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    GUYS… NOKIA AND SKYPE …. Could we pls get a working VIDEO CALLING version of skype for the nokia N8, this is pathetic that 2 companies of this stature cant have 1 of their coders sit down and make it work.. WE DONT want FRING or any other program.. WE WANT a proper working version of skype for the NOKIA N8.. with video calling and not just normal calling.. please guys.. anyone got any idea’s? would it really take creating a facebook group with millions joining it and complaining about this issue before NOKIA OR SKYPE actually mabe do something about it.. comon guys .. or has someone already cracked it?

  17. Foxx
    November 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    why.. why.. why… GUYS… NOKIA AND SKYPE companies…. Could we pls get a working VIDEO CALLING version of skype for the nokia N8, this is pathetic that 2 companies of this stature cant have 1 of their coders sit down and make it work.. WE DONT want FRING or any other program.. WE WANT a proper working version of skype for the NOKIA N8.. with video calling and not just normal calling.. please guys.. anyone got any idea’s? would it really take creating a facebook group with millions joining it and complaining about this issue before NOKIA OR SKYPE actually mabe do something about it.. comon guys .. or has someone already cracked it? this is pathetic..

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