Comm – DeNA Enters Smartphone Call/Message Battlefield

DeNA, a Japanese web company runs a huge social gaming platform Mobage and mobile auction service Bidders, announced today that they had released a new messaging app/platform Comm.

It is a free call app by which you may call from/to 204 countries. The app also supports messaging with “stamps” and photo-sharing.

Different from Mobage, Comm is designed to be used by real name, according to the release.

Comm: Free calls, texts and fun!

Genre: Social Networking, Photo & Video
Language: English, Japanese
Devices: iPhone4, iPodTouchThirdGen, iPadThirdGen, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPad3G, iPhone5s, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone-3GS, iPadMini4G, iPad2Wifi, iPodTouchourthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadWifi
Price: free
Version: 2.0.4

Artist: DeNA Co., Ltd.
Released at: October 19, 2012
User Rating (all version):
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User Rating (current version): no rating yet

Screenshots

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[Update] English version of iPhone Comm now seems to be published. Exchanged the app link above from JP version to US. At this point, US App Store does not show the English version of the Comm.

On this free call apps, Naver Japan’s LINE has been showing amazing growth in Japan and other Asian countries, Yahoo! Japan announced to set up a joint-venture with Korea’s Kakao-talk.


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