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Sprint EVO 4G buyers may want to grab Fring in the Android Market when you get your phone. That front-facing camera is tailor-made for video chatting, and Fring is already out to take advantage of it. Fring brings full chat functionality to many phones currently.

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Sprint EVO 4G buyers may want to grab Fring in the Android Market when you get your phone. That front-facing camera is tailor-made for video chatting, and Fring is already out to take advantage of it. Fring is a chat program available on many platforms, and this new Android version brings video to the offering.

Video chatting hits the phone CPU pretty hard so a fast processor is required. The program checks that and makes sure your phone can handle video properly. EVO buyers won’t have to worry about that, of course. If you don’t want to hit the Android Market or Fring site to download the app, just use the code below:

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  1. This is even bigger than 2.2 Flash.
    Its a beginning of a new era. No less.

  2. Phones like the Nexus One have video encoder hardware and don’t use the CPU, well if they’re being exploited fully that is. :-)

    I guess Sprint will be pushing video calling since even when using 4G the phone can’t make/take phone calls while you’re on the data channel. And after about a week with Froyo on my Nexus One I’m really having second thoughts about the EVO 4G.

    1. You are mistaken, the EVO is the first device to do simul-voice/data. Over 4G and Wifi. It is in the specs. Also, Froyo will be coming to the EVO shortly after release.

      1. You sound way too sure about that… I wouldn’t expect 2.2 to make it onto the Incredible or Evo 4G for at least 3-4 months.

  3. BLogs are proof that people assume much. when in 4G or WiFi you will be able to make and recieve calls without an issue. Research is key.

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