DeNA, the Japanese mobile gaming behemoth, has unveiled its own free international calling app.
Comm (opens in new tab), as it is called, is available as a free download to both Android and iOS users in over 204 countries worldwide.
In addition to free voice calls, the service incorporates personalised messaging and photo-sharing. People without Comm will receive messages as emails and DeNA claims that, because the app uses a client-server instead of a peer-to-peer setup, photos sent through its service will be of a higher quality than those sent via MMS.
(opens in new tab)"With links to over 30 million players worldwide," Mobage, DeNA's mobile social gaming platform (opens in new tab), is claimed to "connect you to a huge community of mobile gamers that circles the globe," suggesting that the company should find little trouble in attracting a widespread user base for its communications app.
Comm and Mobage are expected to be kept as two separate entities, at least for the time being.