CNET News reports that iSkoot is offering a software development kit to mobile handset manufacturers so that they can turn their inexpensive feature-phones into Web-enabled devices that can access and get live updates for popular Web services like Facebook, IM, e-mail, Twitter and other social media sites.
A new NPD Group study finds that active Twitter users buy 77 percent more digital music downloads on average than non-users, Reuters reported. Additionally, 12 percent of those who have bought music in the last three months also report having used Twitter, versus 8 percent of overall web users.
Hutchison Whampoa’s mobile handset subsidiary INQ Mobile today unveiled two new low-cost devices, both of which incorporate Twitter and are aimed at bringing mobile social networking to the mass market. The INQ Chat 3G is the company’s first Qwerty phone and includes free push Gmail.