It was all started when Blackberry launched its native Blackberry Messenger(BBM) services which provides free messaging services between all blackberry devices over the internet. BBM service turned out to be successful and become so much popular among all blackberry users. This made other mobile manufacturer convinced to introduce similar kind of services. As a result of that recently Apple’s has recently launched iMessage service integrated in latest iOS 5 and support on all iOS devices. iMessage allows you to send free of cost text messages between iOS devices over the internet.
After Blackberry and Apple, Samsung has also launched their native messenger service with a name called ChatOn. Service was initially announced by Samsung during WWDC held back in Aug 2011.
This is what Android Market says about ChatOn:
ChatON is a global mobile communication service that enables you to have better relationships with your buddies and groups of buddies.
ChatON brings together all of these methods of communication, expression, and sharing in one place:
1) ChatON supports many platforms and devices. Users can chat freely through ChatON.
– Currently, ChatON supports Android, bada, Samsung feature phones, and it will support iOS, and Blackberry OS soon.
2) ChatON provides multiple ways to make your communication richer.
– 1:1 Chat, group chat, broadcasts, animation messages, pictures, videos, audio, location info, contacts, calendar.
3) Using ChatON, create your own unique animated message by drawing.
4) ChatON provides group management features for easy group chats.
5) ChatON provides an interaction rank which tells you how often you chat with your buddies
6) In every chat room, you can easily see all sent images and videos in a trunk
7) Got something to say to your buddies? Use Buddies say
* This service is optimal at WVGA resolution 480800 with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread)
You can checkout the video demonstration in order to get the better understand of the above mentioned features.
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