When will video-calling for Symbian – i have a Nokia E7 – be available?
Nimbuzz nor Fring provide this feature for Symbian. So if you are the first to provide video-calling you will have al the millions Symbian-users on your side !
Please don’t flush us, Symbian-users, for this feature we desperately need.
Please inform us (Symbian-users) officially! And you have to admit: it is about time now to care for us. So here are the questions of the millions of Symbian-users:
1. Is Skype developing video-calling for Symbian?
2. If so, how does the progress of developing go, in what stage are you in?
3. Is it true Symbian is not interesting for Skype economically to develop video-calling?
4. Is it true Microsoft ordered Skype not to develop for Symian anymore?
5. Is it true Microsoft ordered Skype only to develop for Windows Mobile platform over Symbian platform?
6. Are you aware therefore that Symbian-users will look for alternative platforms as Iphone & Android when they will buy a new mobile phone and not a Windows mobile phone (also Nokia) because of neglect and disappoint feelings for not being taking serious?
Really a big Disappointment For Nokia Smartphone (Symbian) Users.
..... Come On Skype Developers its time to do something for Symbian for the last time, Sooner or later symbian is gonna die and its officialyy announced now.
Anyway. There is a lots of symbian users still. Who knows maybe android will be dead soon as well. This is not reason Why we shouldn't be supported by skype!!!
Fring does work on my E71. It actually works really well. I just sucks getting people to sign up for fring just for me. But my girlfriend is in Germany and we use it all the time no probs.
i still did not recieve any official answer from Skype about any progress of a new future release of Skype for Symbian including video-call.
It's very dissapointing how Skype and Nokia neglect Symbian-users.
At this moment it is not possible to make a videocall with a Symbian device. Fring has updated their platform for Iphone, Android & Windows, but left Symbian out. They say Fring for Symbian will be updated soon and allighned with the other OS. Untill then it is not possible to make a Fring videocall from a Symbian device with other OS.
There are rumours on the internet that Tango, Viber, Nimbuzz are developing videocalling for Symbian, but there are no official confirmations.
It's to be ashamed of for all parties having a high-end device like my nokia E7, with front camera, and not be able to make a videocall.
I will keep you posted if i get an official answer.
I totally agree with you.
It's unprecedented how Skype/Nokia/Microsoft are neglecting millions - still the majority - of Symbian-device users in the world. It's unheard.
Therefore i must point out that Symbian is not dead!! Symbian as a platform is now a independent open source OS. Nokia is the only mobile phone factory that integrates Symbian in their phones. So any mobile phone factory can decide to use Symbian as the OS for their mobile phones. A smart bussiness man eventually will see the potential - millions of Symbian users in the world - and will step in the gap the others - arrogantilly - have left.
Yes, Fring is the only solution right now to make videocalls with Symbian-devices. But unless your Fring-friends with Android/Iphone/Windows-OS did not update to the new Fring=platform! If your Adroid/Iphone/Windows did update to the new Fring-platform, you as a Symbian-user cannot connect with them anymore, until Fring has updated Symbian to their new platform. There is still no news about it, but they promised that a Symbian-update will come soon!
Symbian OS is as easy/difficult to work with to develop Skype with videocall as with Android/windows/Iphone-OS.
Fring prooves that.
There simply is no will, no go, no green light from the big bosses to develop Skype with videocall for Symbian. Probably they (Nokia/Skype/Microsoft) are caught up, blinded and drugged in their locked vision of how to make bussiness. This - in a twisted way - is capitalism: leaving out the majority in favour of the yuppies with money.