TweetDeck for iPhone to exit App Store, stop functioning on May 7

If you're a TweetDeck for iPhone fan, Twitter's most recent update, posted just today, has some dire news for you:

TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone will be removed from their respective app stores and will stop functioning on May 7. Our Facebook integration will also stop on May 7.

I never liked TweetDeck for iOS, or TweetDeck in general for that matter, so I'm not exactly heartbroken to see the iPhone version get taken out back and shot. Still, I'm sure it had its share of fans, and it's approach was different enough that nothing else really takes its place.

That said, if you're holding on tight to TweetDeck, once it's pried cold and dead from your still living hand, you might want to try out one of the following: