Samsung’s ChatOn Messenger: Do We Need Another?

Recently, Samsung announced a new service, just before the start of IFA 2011, that normally wouldn’t be their cup of tea. They unveiled an all new cross-messaging platform for all smart phones and feature phones called ChatOn Messenger. It’s like they’re trying on every shoe, to see what fits best for them. The ChatOn messenger by Samsung is similar to Whatsapp messenger and lets you communicate with friends and family around the world and exchange photos, texts, videos and files.

Yeah, I know. That’s exactly like Whatsapp, Viber, IM+ and many other cross-platform messengers. However, this new ChatOn messenger will also be available on those less fortunate feature phones. It will also be available for Tablet PC’s, Notebooks and smart phones. Samsung has stated that they’ll be launching this messenger along with their new phones that will be revealed at IFA.

Ho Soo Lee, Head of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics stated;

With ChatON, Samsung has vastly simplified mobile communication by allowing users to connect to our upcoming feature phones and all major Smartphones in the market. Users around the world can now enjoy easier and richer interactivity with whoever they want, in the format they want—this is mobile communication reinvented and democratized.

Democratized!! That’s quite bold isn’t it? And true. Instead of developing apps for specific mobile phones and OS, why not make one for all. The ChatOn app will have a basic and advanced user interface, with the former designed for feature phones and the latter for smart phones, tablets and notebooks. Both of them come with certain features, but the smart phone version is certainly bound to have better and more features. Watch the video after the break to know more about this messenger.

But the question is, do we really need another one of these messengers? Blackberry has its BBM, iOS will soon have iMessages and Android has Whatsapp. What’s the point behind having another messenger app that does the same thing as all the other mentioned services. To stand out, it has to be able to do something out of the box. Let’s wait for it be available to find out what’s different about this one. ChatOn will be available in 120 countries and 62 languages beginning next month.

What do you think?

2 thoughts on “Samsung’s ChatOn Messenger: Do We Need Another?

  1. Zenil Shroff says:

    not a great need for another messenger, but in competition and samsung doesn’t wants to stay behind in any manner.

  2. Right on!! They just want to get in the game!!

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