KakaoTalk cross platform messaging app comes to Windows Phone

KakaoTalk, the cross platform messaging app has been launched for Windows Phone. This messaging application supports other platforms, such as iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Bada. Apart from its cross-platform abilities, the highlight of the app is its unique ‘Draw with fingers’ feature that allows users to quickly send hand drawn messages to others, available only on the Windows Phone version. The design of the KakaoTalk has been overhauled to suit WO’s Metro look, while it allows group chat with a number of friends.

KakaoTalk for Windows Phone..

KakaoTalk for Windows Phone..


The app automatically syncs with the device’s Phonebook and transfers all contacts to the user’s KakaoTalk. It comes with easy menu transition and a pivot style maneuvering, while supporting both horizontal and vertical display mode. The app supports jump-list index to search through contact list in an easier fashion and the user can set their own profile photo and status update on their mini profile. The app allows one to one chat anywhere in the world and promises a stable service that supports more than 40 million users. It has a feature to add friends with their IDs as well as with their phone numbers.

Users can instantly be notified of message arrivals by Push Alert and it also allows sending multimedia, such as pictures and videos. This app has been made available in English, Japanese and Chinese languages, and the company is said to be working on adding more languages. The KakaoTalk can be downloaded by Windows Phone users from here. It is available for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. The company recently unleashed the new Windows Phone 8 OS. The new operating system aims at the fierce competition in the mobile world dominated by Android and iOS. 


Here’s a quick look at the features -


  • Multi-core processor support – The latest OS now features multi-core support with Belfoire, claiming that they’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
  • Bigger, sharper screens - Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions -1280x768 and 1280x720, making it compatible with new handsets that will feature high-definition 720p displays.
  • More flexible storage - Windows Phone 8 supports removable microSD cards, so users can stuff their phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important and then easily move it all onto their PC.
  • NFC wireless sharing - In Windows Phone 8, NFC helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier. One can achieve this by tapping their phone on another NFC-equipped device.
  • Internet Explorer 10 - Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Wallet - Windows Phone 8’s new digital Wallet feature does two things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes and other important info right at one’s fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, users can also pay for things with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
  • Better maps and directions - Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia Maps as part of the platform. This partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone, so you can work with maps without a data connection.
  • Improved apps and games – Microsoft states that basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of apps and games.


WhatsApp is one such most popular app and comes with support for several phone platforms. Though WhatsApp comes across as the favourite among masses, there are other alternatives to the popular messaging app too. Whatsapp is also available for Windows Phone users. 

Published Date: Jul 04, 2012 11:37 am | Updated Date: Jul 04, 2012 11:37 am