Samsung has just announced ChatON, it is their mobile communication service. They are calling it a “fun and free global communication service that enables content and conversation to be shared between all major mobile devices”. It will be available on almost any mobile phone and the best part is that it is free. It will allow people to communicate instantly with any mobile phone. It will work across many major smartphones and feature phones. You can chat with friends and family, regardless of what platform they are running. There is also a web client, so you can chat from PC to Mobile and Mobile to PC. Ho Soo Lee ,Head of Media Solution Center for Samsung, said this, “With ChatON, Samsung has vastly simplified mobile communication by allowing users to connect to our upcoming feature phones and all major Smartphones in the market. Users around the world can now enjoy easier and richer interactivity with whoever they want, in the format they want—this is mobile communication reinvented and democratized,”. It will work with future phones and the phones that are on the market. It will be amiable in 120 countries and work in 62 languages. It will have 2(two) functionality options. There is a basic function option for features phones, this is for people who want something simple to use. Smartphones user enjoy a much more richer experience with many more options. You post on your buddies profile and much more. When will ChatON be coming to your device? Well it will be rolled out gradually across all major tablets, smartphones, notebook PC, Samsung Smart Phones. This does include the forthcoming devices that will be showcased at IFA 2011. You can see the full press release below and a video on the Samsung ChatOn Service.
ChatOn, a True Global Mobile Communication Service
Samsung introduces ChatON mobile
– Samsung ChatON is the fun and free global communication service that enables content and conversation to be shared between all major mobile devices
Korea, August 29, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of ChatON, a free mobile communication service that allows users to communicate instantly with any mobile phone.
ChatON is Samsung’s global mobile communication service that works across all major smartphone and feature phone platforms. 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.
“With ChatON, Samsung has vastly simplified mobile communication by allowing users to connect to our upcoming feature phones and all major Smartphones in the market,”said Ho Soo Lee, Head of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “Users around the world can now enjoy easier and richer interactivity with whoever they want, in the format they want—this is mobile communication reinvented and democratized.”
ChatON, which is available in more than 120 countries supporting up to 62 languages, features two functionality options. 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.
Smartphone users can enjoy advanced feature options, enabling richer communication by allowing users to see how often they communicate with their buddies using the Interaction Rank feature and post comments on buddies’ profile pages. Users can also create an ‘Animation message’ which allows them to create their own content by scribbling texts, adding audio and choosing their background pictures. All photos and videos in each conversation window can be viewed in an automatically-generated content sharing ‘Trunk’.
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.
Samsung ChatON will be made available gradually across all major Smartphones, Tablets, notebook PCs and Samsung feature phones, including forthcoming devices showcased at IFA 2011.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.