Nimbuzz mobile IM/VoIP client makes it to the iPhone

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Good news for iPhone users who have been waiting to use the Nimbuzz mobile instant messaging and VoIP client — it’s finally available to download for free.

It offers free voice calling over a Wi-Fi connection to users on Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk, among others, as well as instant messaging to a whole host of other services…

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Andy MerrettNimbuzz mobile IM/VoIP client makes it to the iPhone

Legitimate version of fring comes to iPhone and iPod Touch

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fring, the VoIP and instant messaging aggregator software, has now received approval from Apple and is available to download from the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

A previous beta version, which required a jailbroken iPhone to work, proved extremely popular. Now anyone can get hold of the app that allows them to instant message their contacts on Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM, as well as make cheap calls via a Wi-Fi connection.

Finally, it’s possible to keep in contact with everyone when away from the desktop environment, and all from the single application…

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Andy MerrettLegitimate version of fring comes to iPhone and iPod Touch

Skuku VoIP – turn your laptop into your mobile

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Ok, I’m a little confused here. I seem to be getting quite into the world of telephone service providers at the moment, from typical landline solutions to mobile VoIP, and trying to work out what the best and cheapest way to make your calls is. The trouble is that Skuku has got me rather stumped.

Skuku is an interesting looking new service coming to the UK after some apparent success in India and the idea behind it is to get rid of roaming charges when making and receiving calls…

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Daniel SungSkuku VoIP – turn your laptop into your mobile

Panasonic and FON love the Japanese more than us, with the KX-WP800 Skype handset

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Over in Japan last week, Panasonic showed off their first Skype phone, the KX-WP800, which will go on sale at the end of the month. In Japan, sadly, with no word as yet on availability for the Western side of the world.

55 hours of standby time and 4.5 hours of talk time aren’t the only features it’s touting, with the main attraction being the connectivity to the FON network, for free calls via Wi-Fi.

It comes…

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Katherine HannafordPanasonic and FON love the Japanese more than us, with the KX-WP800 Skype handset

Asus milking its little white cow – Eee PC accessories flood in

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Asus has just announced a whole pile of Eee PC upgrades at CeBIT 2008, proving the law that successful thing = masses of add-ons.

Including, the Eee PC Ai Guru U1 VoIP phone, the Eee PC Eee AP 802.11b/g wireless access point, the Eee PC 3.5G HSDPA Card so you can get hammered by roaming fees wherever you may be in the world, and the the Eee PC DVD-RW drive for when you’ve filled the little solid-state hard drive to bursting…

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Gary CutlackAsus milking its little white cow – Eee PC accessories flood in

Sony launches range of VoIP-friendly headsets

Sony has introduced a new range of lightweight headsets for both music and VoIP calling, all designed for clear voice transmission with a fully adjustable rotating flexible boom microphone, Sony’s noise cancelling technology, Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuits and a Silent Cap Design for reduced sound leakage.

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Dave WalkerSony launches range of VoIP-friendly headsets

CES 2008: Skype coming to Slim and Lite PSPs

Confirming one of the more concrete rumours from last week – made all the more believable by the fact that Sony had itself mentioned it on its own CES page – Sony is demonstrating its upcoming Skype update for PSPs. A new firmware upgrade, expected to be arriving later this month, will include a full Skype system allowing for PSP to PSP calls, PSP to PC calls and PSP to normal phone calls as long as you have Skype credit, which you can purchase direct from the PSP software.

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Al WCES 2008: Skype coming to Slim and Lite PSPs