Samsung Electronics is all set to enter the mobile instant messaging service competition, with the launch of ChatON. Beginning from October, ChatON will come pre-installed on Samsung's smartphones, as well as its other feature phones. Samsung's smartphone users who wish to use ChatON services should have smartphones featuring Samsung's own Bada OS or Google's Android software.
Now, ChatON (Image credit: badaturkiye.com)
Samsung will eventually expand the reach of ChatON to almost all Android-based smartphones and tablets. Soon, it will also be available via download on BlackBerrys and iPhones. Using ChatON, users will not only be able to send text messages, but also send images, and hand-written notes, engage in group chats and share video clips amongst themselves.
With the launch of ChatON, Samsung will join the likes of BlackBerry and Apple in the race for mobile messaging services. BlackBerry with the BlackBerry Messenger managed to gather a fairly large fan base, and now Apple too with the impending launch of iMessage for its iPhone and iPad aims to deliver a success. With iMessage, users will be able to send free messages to other iPhone, iPad users.