Vringo has announced a new Facebook application that lets Vringo users import their Facebook friendsâ€™ profile photos to their mobile phones, automatically matching them to friendsâ€™ phone numbers. When Facebook friends call one another, their friendâ€™s photos will appear on their phone screens as a type of visual caller ID.
The Vringo application enables Facebook users to update the photos on their devices through Facebook when friends change their profile pictures. Facebook users who add the application can also invite friends to become Vringo users.
The application initially will be offered free on a global basis. Vringo for Facebook is available for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) and devices operating on the Windows Mobile platform. The application will also be available for additional mobile devices in the near future.