Samsung Rolls Out ChatON Mobile Communication Service

On Monday, Samsung Electronics announced the launch of ChatON, a free mobile communication service that allows users to communicate directly and immediately with any mobile phone.

ChatON is billed as Samsung’s global mobile communication service that works across all major smartphone and feature phone platforms.

ChatON lets users interact with friends and family, regardless of device platform – functionality across multiple platforms lets all users join in, with text, images, hand-written notes and video shared instantly.

Samsung says users can chat in groups, while a Web client will allow the easy sharing of content and conversations between mobile and PC.

“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,”said Ho Soo Lee, Head of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “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.”

Samsung ChatON will be made available gradually across all major Smartphones, Tablets, notebook PCs and Samsung feature phones, including forthcoming devices showcased at IFA 2011.