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Viber Announces BlackBerry Beta and Windows Phone 7 Beta

Viber today announced the availability of Viber for BlackBerry Beta and Windows Phone 7 Beta.Both Viber for BlackBerry Beta and Viber for Windows Phone 7 Beta initially offer Viber Messaging, allowing users to exchange text and high-quality photo messages...

Zultys MX Release 7.0 Unified Communications Release Adds Android Support

At ITEXPO in Miami, Zultys today announced their latest UC software offering mobility features for Android, call center enhancements, and third-party CRM integrations. The latest major firmware release for the MX platform, MX Release 7.0 Unified Communications Software is a...

Skype 5.5 Now Available

Skype 5.5 for Windows is no longer just a beta and is now available for download. The new version lets Skype users instant message their Facebook friends via Skype, making Skype a nice consolidated app for all your IM needs....

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Adds Microsoft Lync Support

According to BlackBerry's BlackBerry Enterprise Server Add-on product website, support for Microsoft Lync is coming soon. In the footnotes it says "Support for Microsoft Lync Server will be available in an upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Server Service Pack." It will be...

fring Video Calling Over 3G on iPhone 4

It was just a matter of time before fring updated their iPhone app to take advantage of the iPhone 4's front-facing camera. That day has arrived! With the new fring for iPhone you get 2 way video-calling not just...

Blink, Best Damn SIP Client You Never Heard Of!

Blink is a SIP client with a pretty UI and some advanced features such as HD audio (G.722) that you probably never heard of it. I know I didn't until today. Perhaps the fact that it currently only runs...

Adobe Flash 10.1 Adds P2P VoIP, Social Networking, IM

The latest version of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (still in beta) adds support for RTMFP Groups. This is huge because it enables clients to easily communicate with other clients in a network in order to share the transport of media...

FaceTime Vantage - The Ultimate Unified Communications Compliance Tool

As I have mentioned in the past, controlling and monitoring Skype usage in the enterprise is very difficult. It is Skype's ability to work on any network, regardless of the types of NAT, proxy, firewall, or intrusion prevention systems...

Avaya IP Office 6.0 Released

Today, Avaya IP Office 6.0 was released bringing additional new features to this tried and true SMB phone system. I reviewed Avaya IP Office back in 2004 and it certainly has come a long way since then. Avaya claims...

Nimbuzz for Blackberry Launches

Nimbuzz today launched their social networking, IM, and VoIP app for the Blackberry. Although it doesn't support VoIP. It works on multiple IM networks including Skype IM as well as online chat support for MSN, GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, Facebook &...

Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone 1.3 Released

Yahoo! released an update to Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone (version 1.3) today. The new version adds some of the most frequently requested features for the app including: Allowing users to update their display image within the iPhone application Sending iPhone...

Run Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Virtualized

According to Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can now be deployed onto Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, or onto any virtualization solution that is a certified partner through the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) certified partners. Running OCS 2007 R2...

NimbuzzOut Launches

Nimbuzz, has entered the PSTN termination business with the announcement today of NimbuzzOut. I use Nimbuzz on my iPhone because it's a great aggregator of various VoIP, IM, and social services, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Google...

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway Launches

Microsoft today just released the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway, which is available at no cost. That's right, it's free and is immediately downloadable. The XMPP gateway allows basic presence sharing and instant messaging (IM) with...

Skype Tops the IM Charts Surpassing Windows Live Messenger

According to the Skype blog, new data released by the exo.performance.network shows that Skype has eclipsed Windows Live Messenger as the #1 IM application. Skype just squeaked by with 17% vs. 16.7% for Windows Live Messenger. Nicely done Skype!...

To Appear Offline or Not to Appear Offline, that is the Presence Question

Presence is a valuable tool used in a variety of consumer and business applications, including Microsoft OCS 2007, Skype, AOL's AIM, Windows Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and more. Businesses which used to ban IM applications (block it on the firewall, Group...

Nimbuzz Launches Mac client

Nimbuzz following on top of last night's release of push notifications for their Apple iPhone app has today just released a Mac version of their popular IM/VoIP aggregator application. Nimbuzz supports Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, Google...

eBuddy for iPhone Supports Push Notifications

Ok, so the just launched Skype 1.1 for iPhone doesn't support push notifications, but eBuddy, a brand new app for the iPhone or iPod touch does support push notifications. What does this mean? It means you can close eBuddy and...

Skype for iPhone 1.1 Update

Late last night I saw an update notifications on my iPhone 3GS for Skype. New version? Sweet! I updated it and checked out the release notes for Skype 1.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch. It sports some new languages...

flaphone, the Flash Web-based SIP-to-SIP & SIP-to-Skype VoIP App, Adds New Features

Flaphone has done some updates to their Flash-based VoIP application. Back in 2007 I broke the story about the first Adobe Flash-based SIP VoIP app called Flashphone, later renamed Flaphone. Flaphone is a web-based SIP softphone that uses ubiquitous...

Karaka Bridges XMPP and Skype

Vipadia announced the release under the GPLv2 of Karaka, the open-source XMPP-Skype Gateway which connects the XMPP and Skype networks. Karaka is a scalable distributed XMPP transport that bridges instant messaging and presence between a user's XMPP and Skype accounts....

Truphone Adds Skype Features, Twitter, MSN Messenger, and more

Truphone has added a new Skype feature that will allow iPhone and iPod Touch users to make calls and instant message other Skype users.  This new feature is scheduled to go live to consumers the week of Jan. 12,...

fring Enhances Mobile IM Client with fringAdd-ons

fring claims that since they opened their API last Monday that hundreds of apps were submitted "proving that there's an insatiable appetite in the U.S. for new mobile widgets and add-ons."  In the past week, fring has approved four...

OctroTalk Launches

OctroTalk mobile instant messaging client features connectivity to Google Talk/Jabber with MSN, AIM, ICQ and Yahoo, IM capabilities, VoIP, P2P file transfer, folder sharing, quick picture messaging, and more. OctroTalk works over both low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth connections, including  GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/WiFi/Bluetooth data...

Voiceroute Druid Open Source Edition Launches offering New Open Source Asterisk GUI Front End

Voiceroute gave me an exclusive first look at their latest Asterisk-based solution called Druid Unified Communications Server, which today launched their open sourced version at www.voiceroute.org. Druid UCS gives Asterisk fans a new and powerful open source Asterisk-based Unified Communications...
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