Samsung launches ChatOn mobile messenger in the Android Market

Samsung’s cross platform messaging app ChatOn was just launched Friday morning and is available now in the Android Market. It was back in August when we first told you about ChatOn and that it is similar to RIM’s Blackberry BBM, Apple’s iMessage, and Goggle talk. Made to replace your cellphone’s factory SMS/MMS service, ChatOn is currently available on Android, Bada and Samsung feature phones with the promise of extending support to iOS and Blackberry in the near future.

The service only works on mobile devices right now but Samsung plans to offer a Web-based service allowing for users to chat via their PC’s as well. ChatOn users can talk one-to-one or in groups, share photos, videos, voice messages and contact information. Feature phones are limited to sending text, images, calendar appointments and contact sharing. Smartphone owners get an upgraded version allowing to comment on each others profiles, send multimedia messages and monitor their own “Interaction Rank” based on how active they are on the ChatOn network.

This new Sammy app only works on Android 2.2 or 2.3. Follow the links below for your free download and be sure to let us know what you think!


Android Market

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Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.