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friends & music together with fring & Last.fm

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Love music? Love friends? Love fring? Then you’re gonna love Last.fm on fring!

Whether you’re hot for Britney or prefer chillin’ to Cold Play, you can now listen to Last.fm music radio channels, including your own Last.fm library, direct from fring on your mobile.

You can search & tune-in to your favorite artists, view album artwork, skip tracks you don’t like, even show your love or ban them, and all of this activity via fring will automatically update your Last.fm online account

So, where does the friends bit come in? Well, in case you didn’t know, at fring we love nothing more than a great big mash-up. So as well as the music experience itself, we’ve grabbed all of your Last.fm friends and put them into a dynamic friends list so you can view what they’re listening to on Last.fm, in real-time, right now. Cool huh?

And that’s not all…standby for the fairy dust…we’ve also combined many of fring’s communication features you use everyday into this mobile musical mash-up, so if you catch your mate listening to the Cheeky Girls, simply Tweet* the news to everyone else, launch a chat via MSN or GoogleTalk or call him via Skype to tell him to get a life! (no offence Cheekies! x)

This fringing musical mayhem is just the first of a series of friends and experience add-ons, designed to make your mobile the ultimate social device with fring.

Check-out our latest Last.fm YouTube vid here. All you need is the latest version of fring (V3.37) and a Last.fm account then simply go to the fringAdd-on tab inside fring, subscribe to the Last.fm add-on by ticking the box, sit back and enjoy those tunes!

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As always, feedback is everything and we’d love to hear what you think!

fring Team

NB: Initially for Symbian Series 60 Devices
*Twitter coming to Last.fm add-on v soon

A new version of fring for Windows Mobile (3.34)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

We’re delighted to announce a new version of fring for Windows Mobile devices, including Sony Ericsson’s new super cool Xperia and Samsung Omnia.

In this version, you’ll find the new & improved fring Add-ons – fun, interactive mobile internet apps that sit inside your fring, allowing you to take your Facebook account mobile, receive Gmail notifications and loads more.

Plus, we’ve included our popular File Transfer function – you can now send digital files to all your fring, Skype, MSN & Yahoo buddies at the click of a button.  No need for Bluetooth pairing, no wires, no infrared and no costly MMS charges.  Just select a buddy, click send, and before you can say “Who’s seen my data cable?” the file has been received.

The navigation & functionality have been improved with a new ‘Go- To menu’, Privacy and ‘Joystick-In’ settings, typing indication and new Add-Ons Managment screen, all make the whole fringing experience even smoother.

Finally, if you’re an HTC user, we now support earpiece use, as well, so you can keep your conversations all to yourself.

On a final note, we want to thank our friends at Microsoft for recognizing fring and awarding us their “Designed for Windows Mobile” certification, indicating products that are compatible with Microsoft Windows Mobile powered devices.

These improvements have been brought about in response to fringsters giving us their feedback, and as always, keep ‘em coming!

C u

The fring team.