Samsung just has launched its new multi-platform instant messaging service — dubbed ChatON — on the App Store for iOS, allowing iDevices owners to chat with their friends on-the-go. The new ChatON for iOS grabs the support for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app brings the similar functionality as Android and bada-based versions and allows users to send sms online, pictures, videos, and all manner of communications to friends and family.
There’s talk that ChatOn is Samsung’s direct answer to Apple’s iMessage service with its iOS debut.
Like iMessage, ChatON works on its own network so it’s not restricted to cellular connectivity the way SMS is. You get chat, group chat, broadcast and whiteboard-type features. They’re also working on a web interface, so all the bases will be covered.
Eventually, ChatOn will also be available for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 7, allowing smart phone owners to chat with one another on-the-go for free.
Source – iTune Store