Samsung’s messaging service ChatOn has taken another step to becoming a multi-platform application by launching a new client for BlackBerry devices adding to its existing Android and iOS apps.
ChatOn was first launched by Samsung in August 2011 with the electronics company touting it as a new multi-platform mobile messaging service “capable of sending text, images and video clips between the company’s range of Android and Bada smartphone devices but also rival platforms.”
While the app comes bundled with Samsung devices, smartphone owners have been able to download it from Google Play for Android since October last year and the iOs version of the app for iPhone available from The App Store from the beginning of this year. The Android app has seen between 500,000 and one million downloads since its launch although it has begun to tail off in the past few months.
At this time, there is no official word for Windows Phone availability.
It is clear that ChatOn aims to rival that of BlackBerry’s BBM and Apple’s iMessage services and once it launches across all platforms will allow smartphone owners to chat with family and friends for free by bypassing the carriers completely.
To learn more about ChatOn, watch the video below:
To download ChatOn for BlackBerry visit this link on your device.
Source: The Next Web