Samsung Electronics is coming up with another new concept for simplified and improved mobile communication developed using their own technology. The new ChatON service is not only a text-based messaging service but it will also allow to create micro-communities, social networking through ChatOn website. The service will begin from September 2011.
BlackBerry started it way ahead through their BBM services then we saw how WhatsApp is a great option incase all friends are not using BlackBerry. Apple too announced similar service called ‘iMessage’ as one of the main feature of new iOS 5.
ChatOn by Samsung is their new global communication service that works on all major smart phone and feature phone platforms. This service is available in more than 120 countries and supports more than 62 languages.
It will be available across all major smartphones, notebook, netbook PCs in days to come.
ChatON lets users interact with friends and family, regardless of device platform – functionality across multiple platforms lets all users join in, with text, images, hand-written notes and video shared instantly. Users can chat in groups, while a Web client will allow the easy sharing of content and conversations between mobile and PC.
Key Features of Samsung ChatON
ChatON service has main key features like
- 1-to-1 Chat
- Group Chat
- Buddies Say
- Interaction Rank
- Trunk (storage space for pictures & videos)
- Animation Message (to create animated scribbles, add sound and share)
More details about Samsung ChatON
A basic functionality option is available for feature phone users who prefer simple and easy usage, allowing users to share text, pictures, calendar, contacts and emotions through an easy-to-access client.
ChatON allows users to join and grow their social communities, socializing instantly and flexibly through their mobile device. Users can enjoy the benefits of ChatON globally, with free and easy communication possible with friends and family anywhere in the world.
Demo / Tutorial Video
The web-based client will allow to easily share content and conversations between a mobile and a PC which I think is an added advantage point.
Well, thinking of what will happen to WhatsApp is worrying me a lot. I can’t see the most loved app to get weak so soon hence I am signing off now.
Update #1 Download Link for ChatON
ChatOn from Samsung is now available on Samsung Apps website for Bada, Android, Wap enabled mobile and PC. Download ChatOn Now.
Update #2: Download ChatON for Android
Samsung ChatON is now available for download through Android Market for FREE. It is compatible with Android versions 2.2 and Gingerbread 2.3.x and not available for Honeycomb tablets like Samsung Galaxy TAB GT-P7500, HTC Flyer etc.
Update #2: ChatON for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Samsung ChatON app is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch starting from today (January 7, 2012) on iTunes AppStore. Download ChatON for iPhone here.
Update #2: ChatON 2.0 update released
Samsung has released yet another upgrade for ChatON app & its service with improved animessage, animated icons and similar others to enhance ChatON experience. See the video below
Time to ChatON 🙂