August 23, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Sony Ericsson seems to have taken a liking to Google’s OS: they have released the X10-series of Android devices so far, and now the company is making an effort on the software Market as well with a new instant messenger called Hanashi Chat. Besides traditional text-based conversations, Hanashi also lets you share pictures, music, voice recordings, live video and location data. The app doesn’t require you to create an account, since the service uses your phone number as an identifier.
Hanashi doesn’t support any common protocols such as MSN, Google Talk or Yahoo!, so you have to know other Hanashi users in order to have conversations, or give the “Random chat” feature a try. The reactions on the Market appear to be positive thus far, and the app currently has an average rating of 4.70. This isn’t the first time SE is launching an application for Android, as it already has both Mash-App Publisher and life.episode beta on the Market.
Hanashi is a new mobile messaging service. Text your friends, exchange voice messages and photos! Let your friends know where you are and what you are up to!
- Instant Messaging
- Voice Messages
- Random Chat
- Send/Receive sounds & images
- Share/View location
- Status updates
- Connect your Twitter account
A great thing is that you don’t have to register a user name, password or give away your e-mail address to start using Hanashi. Simply download it here and you are good to go. Hanashi uses your phone number as identifier so there’s nothing extra to remember or register, just chat away.