INQ Mobile Preparing a Twitter Phone
INQ Mobile's chief executive confirmed to Reuters that the company is working to develop a new phone that targets users of the Twitter micro-blogging service. The phone would be pushed as a mass market device and will cost operators less than $140. Frank Meehan, chief executive of INQ, said that the phone would include an Internet-based Twitter client, but he didn't provide any more details about the phone. INQ already makes a handset known as the "Facebook phone" due to its integration with Facebook's services. The new Twitter phone should be available by the holiday shopping season, according to Meehan.
Twitter for Windows Phone Earns New Features
Twitter today updated its mobile app for Windows Phone devices and took the opportunity to add new functions. For example, Twitter now integrates with the People Hub for saving Twitter profile data.
Twitter Integrates SoundCloud for In-App Audio
Twitter today announced a new feature that will allow users of its Android and iOS apps to listen to music/sound clips directly from their timeline. According to Twitter, the new Twitter Audio Card can be docked and allow users to listen to the songs or clips even as they continue to browse through their timeline.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.