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INQ is planning Android devices for Q4

I’m pleased to read that INQ is planning to introduce some Android devices toward the end of this year. I’ve really been impressed with the company’s attention to detail and their brilliant, funky marketing activities. It’s not good news for Qualcomm as Om Malik notes in his post today. INQ currently uses their BREW OS […]

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Good news for INQ as Aircel India takes the INQ Chat & Mini

INQ, the handset manufacturer owned by parent company Hutchison Whampoa was always going to have an easy time of it with the 3 group of companies. A couple of phone calls from the big man and woosh, INQ had clients coming out of its ears. And their handsets, targeted at the mass market, have been […]

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Hutchison’s INQ readying challenge to Nokia, Moto & Apple

Business Week has the details. And oh, what interesting details they are. INQ, a subsidiary of Hutchison, is going ballistic. On the back of the success of the S2 Skypephones, they’re lining up a big, big market challenge. “We’re tired of paying a fortune for phones that are unusable,” says Frank Meehan, the chap in […]

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Operators

Mr Operator: How do I get my handset into an operator?

After my call for questions for Mr Operator, I had one in today: Question: What does it take for a smaller handset manufacturer to get ‘into’ the operator stores? Aren’t consumers bored of Nokia or SonyEricsson (like you are Ewan)? Or is it all based on size and rebates and not on market innovation? A […]

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Hutchison to launch Apple iPhone in HK and Macau

I’ve an email in from an Hutchison source telling me that they’ll be offering Apple’s iPhone to their Hong Kong and Macau subscribers later this year. Hutchison is thus Apple’s second ‘significant’ network deal after SingTel announced they’ll be going live with it across Singapore, India, Philippines and Australia. No news on whether it’ll be […]

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Operators

Operators ask to dodge termination fees

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has referred the question of wholesale mobile termination rates – the fee each operator charges another to connect a call on their network – to the Competition Commission after appeals by BT and 3. The appeals come after Ofcom changed the controls on mobile termination rates early last year, which it […]