ChatON IM service by Samsung might get video calls soon

Samsung's ChatON IM service might get video calls soon
According to Korean tech portal DDaily, Samsung's ChatON instant messaging service will soon get video calls. Reportedly, the feature will work over both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G internet connections, just like FaceTime on iOS 6. It is expected for the Android version of the client to get video calls first, although seeing the functionality making its way to clients for other platforms is quite likely.

ChatON was introduced by Samsung less than a year ago as an alternative to Apple's iMessage and RIM's BBM. Besides exchanging instant messages with other ChatON users, it allows group chats, file transfer, and other neat stuff one might expect from such a service. In addition to Android devices, ChatON can be used on iOS, bada, Windows Phone, as well as BlackBerry smartphones. 

Keep in mind that this is all unofficial information, so treat it as such and don't get too excited until Samsung confirms it. We don't have any word as to when video chats might arrive on ChatON, yet the service's first birthday seems like a perfect opportunity to launch the new feature.

source: DDaily (translated) via The Verge

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