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m2-medlyTwitter just launched a new mobile website, optimized for users who don’t want to tweet from special apps like Tweetie or Twidroid. The company found that plenty of people were still accessing its old Web site when tweeting from their phones, so Twitter revamped the old site http://m.twitter.com for them.

With the redesign, you can see trends over the last hour and day directly from the web site. When you log in, there are four tabs for your Twitter stream, mentions, favorites, and direct messages.

Leland Rechis, the user experience lead on Twitter’s mobile team, said the site works best on Webkit browsers on the Android, iPhone, Nokia S60 and Palm Web OS phones. The company will work out a better interface for Blackberries and other phones later on.

Unfortunately for me, the instant I logged in, I got the infamous fail whale, signaling the service is over-capacity and down. Yep, it’s there on Twitter mobile too.

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