The latest update to Fring has brought some impressive new features, the most notable being two-way video chat over 3G using the iPhone 4′s front facing camera. Fring’s video chat service also transcends the carrier/phone boundary, and allows iPhones to chat with Android and Nokia devices.
Apple’s choice to limit FaceTime to WiFi and allow Fring to use 3G is probably just a matter of bandwidth. I would imagine that the number of users on Fring is much lower than that of FaceTime, and the latter would destroy AT&T’s network.
Other features include:
• Multitasking so you can be always on and available with fring running in the background and alerting you to new video calls, voice calls or chat without proactively opening fring (just like on all other supported phones).
• New Social Stream: A chronological stream of all tweets, facebook updates, chats and calls, all in one place! Easy cross-community communication and simple sorting capabilities.
• A Smarter address book: simply manages your buddy list, merges contacts and more
See a video of it in action at the source.