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Samsung unveils ChatOn, a free text-messaging application

On August 29, Samsung Electronics announced that it is planning to release ChatOn, a global communication service, at IFA 2011, to be held in Berlin, and will open the service in October.

As a mobile messenger for the explosively popular smartphones, ChatOn will be available for users in around 120 countries, with the service offered in up to 62 languages. Starting from the Bada-based Galaxy Series and its new models, Samsung is going to expand the service by stages to include its service for rival platforms.

Users will be able to connect just by entering a phone number and name. Functions available include one-on-one chatting, group chatting, group messaging, and convenient multimedia file transferring of photos, videos, voicemail, location information, contact information, and schedule data.

In the Mypage menu, users can leave brief private messages to friends and the “closeness ranking” service allows users to check at a glance the frequency of communication with each friend by counting the number of speech bubbles.

What’s more, messages can be delivered in various forms such as background music, photo, handwriting, and animation.

Director Lee Ho Su of the Media Solution Center of Samsung Electronics says, “We’ll keep straining our ears to the public’s needs for an ideal social networking service by constantly upgrading the functions of the communication application.”


By Kim Tae-woo (twkeii@betanews.net)
Photo from Betanews
Translated by Geum Jae / Korea.com

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