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Video calling via Skype to become Nokia staple

A variety of Nokia mobile phone handsets will now be able to make video and voice calls via 3G or wireless connectivity thanks to VoIP provider Fring.

Those who have downloaded the Fring application from the Ovi Store will benefit from the new update which allows video calling over a broadband connection for the first time on mobile devices.

There are a number of compatible Nokia phones, including most of the recent additions to the N series, as well as the 5800 XpressMusic and the new Nokia X6.

The Fring application allows users to make calls to other Fring users, as well as to Skype and GTalk customers and the addition of video compatibility will allow owners of Nokia mobile phones to make the most of the front-facing cameras included with certain handsets.

Although there is no official news regarding the possibility of extending the compatibility of the video service to other mobile phones, Fring is already available on a variety of other popular platforms including the iPhone and Android-based mobiles, so it is possible that many more could soon be video calling on their mobiles.

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