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Ah hah, the INQ Cloud Touch (“Facebook Phone”) heads slowly into view

Jon over at TechnoBuffalo picked up a post from Pocketnow that reportedly outs the all new INQ Android device referred to as the “INQ Cloud Touch”. It’s been quite a while since we heard from Hutchison’s handset manufacturer, INQ. I thought the INQ Chat was an excellent budget device that most definitely gave BlackBerry a […]

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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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The Twitter Phones are here: INQ Chat & INQ Mini

Look at these latest gorgeous devices to come flying out of INQ headquarters. The Guardian got the news up and out just past midnight Tuesday: The two new phones from INQ, set up by Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong-based owner of mobile network 3, both have Twitter built-in, meaning that users do not have to […]

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 2

Last week I covered the basics of the INQ1 now I am going to be looking in depth at the applications in particular the social networking ones. Facebook Let’s be honest, this is probably the reason why you bought this phone. When you first start the phone you are asked to pop in your Facebook […]

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Exclusive: INQ not releasing the ‘INQ2’ at Mobile World Congress

At that very same ‘small (but select) gathering at INQ HQ last night, we were informed there will be no new INQ phone unveiled in Barcelona in a few weeks time. INQ’s marketing director Jeff Taylor said in a semi private briefing to MIR there will be no product announcements at MWC. Where many of […]

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 1

The INQ 1 is available on 3 for free on one of their lower contracts at £15 per month, or for £80 on pay as you go. It has been dubbed the ‘Facebook phone’ due to its tight integration with online social networks, including Skype, last fm, MSN to name just a few. EBay integration […]

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The INQ1 gets an update

At a small (but select) gathering tonight INQ – the makers of the ‘social’ handset the INQ1 – that grew out of the operator Three announced ‘Update 1’, an over-the-air refresh of the INQ1’s application suite which makes a number of improvements and feature-additions.  These improve Windows Live Messenger performance, give better general stability, pre-cache […]

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MIR Show – Week 47 – The INQ interview – Part One

I sat down with the INQ chaps just after they launched their first handset, the INQ1, to ask them all about the company. This is part one of their interview featuring Jeff Taylor (who heads up marketing) and Ken Johnstone (who is the product genius). In the interview I asked nearly all of the questions […]

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INQ1Watch: Misc musings, 3’s new mobile broadband with T-Mobile

Also at the 3 event they drew a line under their mobile broadband offerings, as in how it’s been so far, what’s coming up next and the overall story. It doesn’t really fall under the remit of the INQ handsets. Although it does ever so tentatively fall into the data services category which backs nicely […]

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INQ1Watch: Reasons behind the phone – 1,2,3

In wrapping up the coverage from the launch event, we thought we‘d bring you some of the thinking and reasoning passed along to us as to why the development of the phone’s series by Hutchinson began. These were outlaid to us on the day by 3’s CEO Kevin Russell and the INQ’s CEO Frank Meehan. […]

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Meeting with the INQ chaps

I just sat down and did an interview with the INQ chaps. I pointed the camera at them and left it, this time, rather than sticking it in their faces all the time. They made some smart points especially regarding the total lack of decent support from other handset vendors – requiring INQ to take […]