Fring brings group video chat to the iPad

Summary:Fring is a free video chat app that has just upped Facetime on the iPad by offering free group video calls.

Fring is a free video chat app that has just upped Facetime on the iPad by offering free group video calls. Up to four folks can participate in a video call, although I suspect lag will be a part of such calls. The calls can be made over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G, and are not restricted to devices on a given platform. Fring currently works on iOS, Android and Nokia devices, and calls can be held cross-platform. The new app is available in the App Store, and works on the iPod Touch and iPhone, but group calling really needs the big screen of the iPad.

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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