Twitter rolls out native app for Nokia Series 40 feature phones

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Twitter released a new native application optimized for Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) Series 40 feature phones, promising much of same functionality integrated into its smartphone apps.

Twitter for Nokia enables Series 40 device owners to post their own tweets and follow others' feeds--an @Connect feature compiles mentions and new followers, while the #Discover feature helps identify interesting tweets from users across the globe. Twitter for Nokia is available as a free download from the Nokia Store--the handset maker adds it plans to pre-install the app on future Series 40 devices.

Twitter for Nokia helps expand the microblogging platform's footprint in emerging markets. As of January 2012, Nokia has sold 1.5 billion Series 40 devices worldwide.

Twitter for Nokia

    Nokia Series 40

Twitter now boasts 140 million monthly active users who produce more than 400 million tweets each day. Mobile access is credited with much of the platform's growth: iOS and Android device owners comprise 60 percent of all Twitter users.

Earlier this week, Twitter updated both its iOS and Android apps, introducing a series of new features highlighted by push notifications for tweets, expanded content interactions, simplified search and event-based experiences collecting tweets from multiple participants and perspectives.

For more:
- read this Nokia Conversations blog entry

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