Samsung will be rolling out its cross-platform instant messenger ChatOn soon to BlackBerry. “ChatOn is an ideal IM tool for the mobile device user who wants to stay instantly connected to colleagues, friends and family, irrespective of the mobile device or feature phone that they use at no cost. Opening up the application to various platforms to now include iOS and BlackBerry in addition to Android and bada, allows consumers to experience a richer, more interactive communication application,” said Deon Liebenberg, MD of Samsung SA.
Samsung ChatOn is easy to use and includes not only standard IM features, but interactive features that allow users to share animated messages and photos/videos with friends, calendars with work colleagues as well as GPS co-ordinates. “At Samsung we are all about collaboration, especially from a content and development point of view and as such, it makes perfect business sense for us to open up our ChatOn application. This will not only expand the ChatOn user community, but to allow enhanced cost effective IM communication – something that our customers are asking for. We listened to the market – and an open ChatOn application is the result,” concludes Liebenberg.