Twitter has announced a partnership with MediaTek, a chip maker which has agreed to embed the app on the millions of “smart” feature phones across the globe.
According to the deal, MediaTek will preload the Twitter application on the MRE middleware which would act as a reference design for the vendors, who can then add the app on their devices with little or no impact to the memory and without the need of any additional hardware addition.
Twitter on the other hand has made sure that the app experience on the feature phone will stay as close as possible to the ones on the smartphones which has been just updated yesterday.
Earlier, even Facebook has similar arrangements with MediaTek since November 2011 allowing the Facebook application to run on the feature phones.
The Twitter application will be carried on MediaTek’s MT6255 ARM9 chipset which has both SAW and RTC embedded to the chipset to avoid external components and has a clock speed of 416 MHz. Besides the chip also saves battery life and supports WVGA resolution displays.
At the same time, the chip also supports the Opera Mini mobile browser app allowing users to save data.
MediaTek has promised to roll out Twitter applications on its mobile solutions pretty soon.