It must be a wondeful time to be a owner of a Symbian S60v3 and S60v5 (Symbian^1) powered device. A day after we finally see the release of the Symbian Spotify client, fring has released a new version with Skype video calling functionality! The new feature is currently only available on selected Nokia models for the time being (N97, N97 Mini, 5800XM, X6, N95, N95 8GB, N82) though support for more models will be added.
I tested the function on the N97 Mini and it really works well and seems to be stable enough, at least over a WiFi network. The video quality seems reasonable enough with a frame rate that is usable enough, though it does seem laggy. The screenshot above is taken whilst video calling to my cheap as chips Creative Live! Optia which has a VGA resolution and lacks a macro mode.
Now lets hope a video calling compatible client for the E55 is being planned. In the meantime if you have a compatible device, head to m.fring.com and download the latest client.