Handset makers, carriers push social nets beyond Smartphones

Social networks are some of the most popular sites on the mobile web, and while its easy to access them with a smartphone, it gets a whole lot harder using a standard feature phone. According to comScore, 15 percent of the 25 million US smartphone users access social-networking Web sites “almost every day,” compared to a much smaller 3.6 percent of feature phone users.

But given their popularity, both handset makers and carriers are trying to make it easier for consumers who can’t afford or don’t want a smartphone to access social nets, reports the WSJ.com.

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