Twitter unveils official app for Windows Phone 7

Twitter unveils official app for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 has hit the market and there exists no shortage of thought on the new lineup of phones running Microsoft’s mobile operating system.  But what of the apps?

Today we know what Twitter has in store with respect to their app on Windows Phones.

In a blog post Twitter just gave a glimpse of what its official app for the Windows Phone 7 lineup will look and feel like.  To be honest, it sounds pretty grand.

According to the post:

“Twitter for Windows Phone. This Twitter client is available now for all Windows Phone 7 devices. We want you to be able to get Tweets quickly and easily, no matter what device you’re using, and the clean design of the Windows Phone platform is particularly great for this…  As with our other mobile clients, Twitter for Windows Phone includes all of the features that you’d expect from Twitter – your timeline, suggested users, messages, lists, and a great way to explore Twitter without even logging in. You can sign up for an account right from the app as well. The app is really fast, and we think you’ll enjoy the experience….  The platform’s design and user interface, which is called Metro, is especially great for Twitter users because it’s simple and easy to use. It also provides a different way to look at information on a phone’s screen through Pivots, which are sort of like pages of the app. Pivots allow you to swipe left or right to view different categories or types of information within a single application. For example, in Twitter for Windows Phone, you can swipe left or right to move from your timeline to mentions to direct messages.”

Here’s a peek at what the app will look like:

Your thoughts on the design and functionality as explained by Twitter?  Are you going to get a shiny new Windows Phone?  Why/why not?

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