Fring embedded on Omnia HD


Mobile internet community and communication application fring is to be pre-installed onto the new Samsung OmniaHD, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last week.

Already installed on the Samsung Innov8 eight megapixel camera phone last year, Fring allows friends to connect via a mobile community.

As a Core Member of the Samsung Mobile Innovator programme, Fring has worked with Samsung to preinstall Fring onto Samsung Symbian/S60 devices. 

Fring connects its users via Fring itself as well as other major social and community applications including Skype, Facebook, MSN Messenger, GoogleTalk, Twitter, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ and Orkut.

Fring is free although users must pay for the data they use within their existing mobile tariff.

Fring said its partnership with Samsung represents its “strategic intention to expand the audience for rich mobile internet experiences to the mass mobile market”

Fring co-founder and chief executive Avi Shechter said: “This announcement demonstrates a major mobile device manufacturer embracing the social potential offered by mobile internet.

“It also illustrates Fring’s recognition of the great market potential for mobile to go beyond communications and become the most powerful social and community device, delivering unparalleled community experiences for the end user, even beyond what the PC had been able to offer.”

communication service that allows friends to connect, share experiences and enhance their communities together from their mobile device.