Apple has approved of Samsung’s new multi-platform instant messaging service known as ChatON to make its debut on the App Store, which means those who own Android- or Bada-powered smartphones to “chat” up their mates who are on the other end of the spectrum, which would include iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owners. Of course, we are talking about two-way communication here, where the iOS app will pave the way for one-to-one chat, group chat, broadcast, in addition to the ability to “draw” in your message for that added personal touch. Apart from that, Samsung’s ChatON app will let you share photos and videos, voice snippets, your particular location, contacts and calendar appointments with others.
As for folks who are rocking on to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones, fret not – a version for the mentioned platforms will be making their way to the masses soon as well. Basically, the future will see any relatively modern Internet-connected mobile device support ChatON, since a web interface version will also be developed eventually. Currently, there is an estimated 100,000 and 500,000 installations of ChatON on the Android platform alone, so iOS device owners, expect to receive requests to install ChatON on your device from family and friends who aren’t of the Apple camp soon.
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