INQ Intros Two New Social Networking Phones
Today INQ announced two new handsets that are being targeted at heavy users of social networks such as Twitter. In 2008, INQ introduced the "Facebook" phone. These two new devices continue that trend, and bring with them a native Twitter application that is built into the user interface. Users log in once, and the phone will always be connected to Twitter and update automatically. Other social networking services built into the phones include Facebook, Skype and instant messaging. INQ also worked closely with Google to develop a native Gmail app that resides on the phones, offering end users full push email. Both handsets offer 3G, GPS, built-in media syncing and modem tethering with both Windows and Apple computers, support for microSD cards up to 8GB, and over-the-air updates for all on-board messaging services. INQ expects both phones to launch overseas during the fourth quarter. INQ was not prepared to make any announcements about U.S. distribution.
- INQ Chat: This QWERTY-equipped phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and has a 2.4 QVGA display.
- INQ Mini: This monoblock phone has a 2.0 megapixel camera and a 2.2-inch display.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.
Twitter Touts Digits for Mobile App Login
Twitter recently unveiled Digits, a new way for smartphone users to log in to mobile apps. Rather than use an email address and password or social networking credentials to create app logins, Digits allows people to use their phone number.
Twitter's Digits Sign-in Service Now Available on the Web
Twitter today expanded the availability of its Digits sign-in service to the web. Digits, which was made available to Android and iOS apps last fall, lets people use a mobile apps' phone-based login to access the web site associated with the app rather than requiring people to use an email address and password, or social networking credentials.
yea that hasnt been done before.