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What's New Now: Gizmo Project 4.0, fringMe Widget, Truphone For Facebook

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SIPphone just released Gizmo Project 4.0, a soft client that includes video calling. You can make free video calls, even if only one person has a webcam, and the Meta IM and Tabbed Chat interface make it a worthy IM client for your Windows desktop. Mac people will have to wait, but 4.0 works on Nokia tablets. Now if they would just improve their quality of service…

Mobile VoIP/IP startup Fring has released the fringME! widget, which lets web visitors fring you from anywhere you’ve placed it. Among the cool features on this widget is the real-time ‘find me’ feature, which instantly opens a GoogleMaps window to show the fringster’s physical location via their GPS-equipped handset.

And lastly, my favorite voice-over-Wi-Fi company, Truphone, has released a Facebook app that allows folks to call you directly from the social network, just add the Truphone ‘Call Me’ button. They also have a video explaining how it works.

One Response to “What's New Now: Gizmo Project 4.0, fringMe Widget, Truphone For Facebook”

  1. Om,

    I am also a huge fan of Truphone and use it quite often. I have a question for you, knowing that you are one plugged in guy when it comes to knowing what’s going on it the tech world, do you have any idea how many paid subscribers Truphone really has? I have not come across one person that pays for the service. I personally use it to call foreign countries and to make and receive calls while I’m out of the US.

    I have a theory as to what is behind the lack of paid subscriptions is to their service. I think it’s because people are scared to give out their credit card numbers mainly and in my case I can make cheaper calls (from my mobile or land line) then Truphone can offer to most places they don’t have free calls to.