INQ is launching a Twitter phone. According to the post, the phone will be out in time for the holidays and cost under $140. It will use Internet connections to send tweets instead of using Twitter’s SMS system. Below is INQ’s first phone, INQ1.
The model would be the first mass-market phone — costing operators less than $140 — with an Internet-based Twitter client, said Frank Meehan, Chief executive of INQ.
Meehan said in an interview the phone will use Internet connections for sending the 140-character messages, called Tweets, not text messages as in Twitter’s own service.
“This can really help open up and drive Twitter use on mobile when usage becomes part of your data package like on the PC,” he said