Interview: Snaptu Turns Any Mobile Phone Into A Smartphone

Snaptu is a mobile application that everyone who owns a mobile phone absolutely needs to know about, particularly the 4 billion users out there without a Smartphone. What this free app does is bring masses of apps available to iPhones to your regular cell phone, even a $20 dingy old thing you got in Thailand, as long its Java enabled and has internet. The company was founded 3 years ago and has acquired an astonishing 14 million users so far. It works on 2,500 different phone models and contains access to many web hotspots with the most recognizable being Facebook, Twitter, Picassa and Flickr. At this stage in their popularity, mobile operators actually seek out Snaptu for rights to install it in their phones because it offers major appeal for consumers who aren’t already in the smartphone scene.