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INQ planning Twitter phone

INQ planning Twitter phone

INQ is planning to follow up its so-called Facebook phone with a handset that taps into the Twitter phenomenon, it has been revealed.

The handset, which is expected to arrive before Christmas, will allow users to enter 140 character messages on the microblogging service.

INQ’s previous Facebook-enabled handset was notable success for the company and reportedly sold some 700,000 units.

Frank Meehan, chief executive of INQ told the Reuters news agency: “This can really help open up and drive Twitter use on mobile when usage becomes part of your data package like on the PC.”

The phone would not the first handset to offer Twitter access, since this is already a feature of the T-Mobile G1 as well as earlier handsets such as the iPhone and the BlackBerry 9500 Storm .

However, INQ is likely to pin its hopes on offering the facility on a handset with a much lower price point.

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