When iPhone was launched, the biggest drawback of the phone was that it didn’t support 3G (not that it affects me as i’m in India) and certainly was nothing but a piece of crap for me because it didn’t allow users to install third party applications. Well, officially it still doesn’t allow that (expected to happen in june 2008) however thanks to all the hackers and modders who’ve given us AppTapp and iBrickr and thus enable us to install various applications on iPhone.
Still I found that iPhone was not much use to me and the biggest reason was that there was no Skype for iPhone. I’m a die hard fan of Skype, although I don’t like to associate myself as a fan of anything but when it comes to Skype, I do have a soft corner for it.
We still don’t have Skype for iPhone and I’m wondering that why Skype didn’t go for partnership or created the application for iPhone when we all know that it can be JailBreaked ? Well, what ever the reasons may be but iPhone was unusable for me till the time it didn’t have Skype with it.
However, Fring – The ultimate VoIP/IM software for mobile phones has once again done what others haven’t and proved that it’s far better software/service and one can depend on it at any point of time. Fring has released an installable application for iPhone which allows you to run Gtalk, MSN and Skype too! Of-course it lets you chat with your friends in list but the best is that it lets you make Skype Out calls and thus help you in saving money when it comes to international calls!
Well, I’ll be still keen to see if Skype goes ahead and comes out with the official Skype version for iPhone but I wonder if they’ll ever do so until Apple partners with them or they open up iPhone for third party developers. I don’t own an iPhone so, I couldn’t test Fring for iPhone, however Fring has at least given me reason to go for iPhone.