Twitter to Be Available on Mobile Phones Without Internet

Sruthi Ramakrishnan, reporting for Reuters:

Twitter Inc. is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.

U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive and Co-founder Sumesh Menon told Reuters.

Seems like forever ago, but Twitter was originally conceived as an SMS service.

Friday, 6 December 2013