Musk Might Make His Own Phone If Twitter Gets Deplatformed
Musk Says He’ll Make His Own Phone If Apple and Google Deplatform Twitter
Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, is known for trying and succeeding in new things. Now, he is considering the idea of making a new phone to go against Apple and Google if the tech giants remove Twitter from their platform. As expected, his comments led to responses from all over the globe. Read on for more.
Elon Musk might make a new phone for Twitter
Musk made his intent clear in response to a tweet directed at him by conservative podcaster and former OANN host Liz Wheeler. On Friday, Wheeler tweeted that the owner of Tesla should make his own phone if Apple and Google decide to kick Twitter off their app stores. She wrote “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”
Wheeler also started a poll and asked people if they would use a “tELONphone.” 56.2% of people had voted “Yes” to the poll. About 52,707 votes had been cast at the time of the drafting of this article.
Three hours after the tweet, the entrepreneur said he would build his own phone if Twitter was banned from Google and Apple’s app stores. He tweeted, “I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”
Twitter’s future in Google and Apple’s app store is unclear. Musk is committed to “free speech” that doesn’t offend him and supports lax content moderation.
At the time of publication, neither Apple nor Google had replied to a request for comment regarding the new phone.
Another Twitter Phone Has Been There
Few people know that there was a device for Twitter users in the past. Released in 2009, the Blackberry-like device was known as Twitter Peek. It had a full button-face keyboard that could only access Twitter. One could not look at the tweet’s pictures or open the links in tweets. The device didn’t even allow phone calls, texts, emails, web browsing, or games. Will Musk make something like that or create a full-fledged smartphone? Only time will tell.
I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
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