Samsung today launched ChatON, a new multi-platform mobile messaging service capable of sending text, images and video clips for cell phones running on various operating systems.

The free messaging application will be planted on devices powered Bada, and other basic messaging phones, while users can also download the application on cell phones using other types of operating systems.

In an email interview, Samsung told Dow Jones Newswires:

ChatON will be embedded in all devices running on major platforms, including Bada, Android, BlackBerry, (Apple’s) iOS, as well as in other mobile devices, including tablet and (regular) phones.

The company currently supports three languages services: Korean, Japanese, and English. The free application can be downloaded by iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users. Samsung said its new messaging service will be available in more than 120 countries, supporting up to 62 languages.

Sources: WSJ