Fring, easily the best mobile IM/VoIP client out there is coming to the iPhone.  So says their website (OK that was premature– but it is still coming any…second…now…).  It probably has been submitted to the App store and they are nervously awaiting Apple’s approval/random denial. Good luck Fring!

Fring is now available on the iPhone App Store making it easy for anyone to use fring on the original iPhone, iPhone 3G or iPod touch.

All you need to do is download fring here on the iPhone App Store and within minutes you can make free calls with other fringsters™ or via fring using Skype, Skype-out or any SIP providers you choose.

You will have one searchable contact list with all your instant messaging buddies from Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM® so you can easily see whose available and where they can be reached before dialing or starting a live chat session.

In short, you can finally interact with all your favorite internet applications, services and communities from your iPhone.

Now that’s fringing freedom!

Obviously, it won’t be able to operate in the background like the jailbroken version did so well – hopefully they’ll update when the Push Notification goes live.  No word yet on pricing, but unless it costs more than the I am Rich application, we are all over it. 

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