Twitter Acquires Tweetie

Today Loren Brichter, the developer behind Tweetie [App Store, $2.99], announced that Tweetie for iPhone has been acquired by Twitter. According to the post on his blog, Brichter is joining Twitter’s mobile team to begin transforming “Tweetie” into “Twitter” for both the iPhone and the iPad. Additionally, Twitter has announced that Tweetie will soon be renamed “Twitter for iPhone” and made free for iPhone and iPod touch users.

No release dates have been announced as of yet, but we’re guessing it won’t take too long!

Not mentioned in either post is the fate of Tweetie for Mac. Both Twitter and Brichter referred to the “Twitter mobile team,” indicating that Twitter may not have acquired Tweetie for Mac. If this turns out to be the case, Mac users who have been waiting (a long time) for the long-promised next version may have to wait much longer than previously thought.

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