Hey! Sammy lovers, this will be another killer announcement at IFA alongside with the launch of Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE. It looks like Samsung is about to dip its toes in the mobile messaging market.
ChatON, a cross-platform mobile chat service from Samsung is going to launch at the IFA this week. Unlike Blackberry’s BBM or Apple’s upcoming iMessages, ChatON will work across platforms, including Android, iOS, Blackberry and Samsung’s Bada OS.
The app brings texting, group chat, image / video sharing and supports one-on-one discussions as well. In addition to supporting mobile chat, ChatON will offer a Web-based client that allows users to chat from their PCs, too.
On feature phones, the service allows for text, images, calendar appointment and contact sharing. But on smartphones, users will have a few extra options, such as the ability to comment on each other’s profiles, send multimedia messages that combine text and audio, and view their own “Interaction Rank,” which displays how active they are on the ChatOn network.
ChatON is slated to go live next month (in more than 120 countries and 62 languages), but you can find more information in the demo video, after the break.