April 22, 2009

NIMBUZZ, FRING, Skype and TiVi woo Internet Telephony on Nokia E63; VoIP

NIMBUZZ, FRING, SKYPE have surfaced no brainer solutions of VoIP targeting the emerging mass market of symbian operated business phone users in the recent times.

Each of the above mentioned software packages are bundled with solutions aiming the rather simpler demands of a cellular phone user who requires casual voice chats with buddies online in any part of this world to create an escape from the bitter realities being delivered right on the office desk.

I was introduced to this extravagance with the recent up gradation of my cellular device in shape of a Nokia E63 during an informal examination of conveniences offered with this device. In fact the idea of installing a voice chat client in E63 came to my mind while I was googling for text chat clients on the bundled internet browser. A quick search on the default search application of E63 revealed FRING on the Nokia website. The name of this colossal cellular phone maker nearly constrained me to install this application hastily. This installation was followed by the ones of SKYPE, TIVI and NIMBUZZ.

The best thing about all the above mentioned softwares is the clear advantage of easier registration procedure requiring a username, password and occasionally the cell number in operation on the device. Moreover, this can all be accomplished right through any WAP enabled GPRS / EDGE / 3G / WiFi cellular device like a Nokia E63.

Anyhow, a comprehensive list containing the names of IM Services compatible with these clients is being tabulated as under.

Chat Clients for Nokia E63
Skype®, MSN Messenger®, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter 2.0, Yahoo!™, AIM®, Orkut, Facebook, Gmail Notifier, Yandex.mail, WeFi, Last.fm, MySpace, studiVZ / meinVZ, schulerVZ, Gadu-Gadu, Giovani, Hyves
Skype®, MSN Messenger®, Google Talk™, ICQ [No Voice Chat], SIP, Twitter 2.0, Yahoo!™ [No Voice Chat], AIM® [No Voice Chat], Orkut, Facebook, Gmail Notifier, Yandex.mail, WeFi, Last.fm
Free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Plus great value calls to phones anywhere in the world.
TiVi Phone's mobile version is a VoIP application that works on 3G, Wi-Fi, UMTS and GPRS-enabled wireless networks. It delivers voice conversations and real-time video streaming for users of the newest mobile devices on the market


I have not touched pure VoIP aka SIP services in this article.

NIMBUZZ, FRING and Skype are good for kick starting Voice Chat from any WiFi or preferably EDGE enabled cellular device by interacting with the existing list of users on MSN Live Messenger and Google Talk chat client etc.

NIMBUZZ demands ample time to load the contacts of compatible services for each start up but it has a slightly well formed interface when compared to FRING.

FRING starts up speedily but lacks fully optimized graphic intensive interface.

TiVi has not yet worked on my E63 for some unfamiliar reasons and that's why I have not yet experienced the much hyped Video Chat aspect of this service which it boasts to stream through WiFi / EDGE or some other network facility turning an ordinary chat into a Live Video Chat.

I am planning to uninstall FRING and TiVi.

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