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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 INQ1 from 3 – speaker failure update

The internal speaker on my INQ1 failed so I couldn’t hear the other party without switching to the external speaker. I phoned 3 and was pleasantly surprised how quickly they agreed it was a hardware failure and would have to go back to them. I phoned them on Friday, received a prepaid Royal Mail Special […]

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Opinion

Skype: Am I missing something?

I am currently reviwing the INQ 1,  and it has a inbuilt Skype client which is heavily promoted in its advertising and some would even say the INQ 1 is simply the Skype Phone version 3. I have 2 Skype contacts, that’s it! Who actually uses Skype?? This really hit home when reading a post […]

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective

Firstly I would like to say a Happy New Year to you all! Now back to business The INQ 1 has had a lot of coverage here on MIR, both positive and negative.  Both Ewan and Jonthan both have handsets, and thanks to the chaps at 3mobilebuzz and Trevor from the INQ 1 Blog, they […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – update

Well, my INQ1 has now died. The internal speaker doesn’t work – to hear the other party you have to switch to the loudspeaker. 3 are sending me a returns pack and promise to turn it around in three days. We’ll see … Coming after the variable performance of the INQ1’s applications this hardware failure […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – Normob feedback

I’ve now had some feedback on 3’s INQ1 handset from my tame social networking Normobs! My ‘representative’ sample included both teenagers and adults and interestingly the verdict has been fairly similar across them all. My reservations about the handset user interface were maybe a reflection on my love of quality mobile devices because my Normob […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – first impressions as a social networking device

When you take the INQ1 out of the box it feels like a quality device with its solid metal and plastic construction. However that illusion was shattered when I switched it on, as the display looks like a low end device and the icons and menus have a basic appearance. Instead of a user guide […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – a Normob social networking device?

This morning I ordered the INQ1 handset from 3. Why, you may ask? Surely it’s just a 3 branded handset from an unknown manufacturer that doesn’t allow you to download extra applications because it isn’t running any of the usual operating systems – S60, Apple, Android etc. And you’d be right. But … 3 claims […]

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Opinion: The INQ1 — 3rd attempt at a Skype-friendly handset?

Michael Aubert knows a thing or two about Symbian, given that he — literally — wrote the book on Mastering C++ in Mobile Development. Michael took issue with the manner in which we’ve covered the INQ1 launch. So much so he knocked me over a text about it this morning. I responded asking him to […]

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INQ1 Watch: Unboxing the INQ1

Our INQ 1 has just arrived by speedy courier from those lovely people at 3 and their PR company 3-Monkeys. Once again we thought we’d bring you the delights and treats of the unboxing ceremony, in an effort to share with you our pleasure or not as the case may be. Think of it as […]

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Thwarted in my INQ1 hunt

Got to Liverpool Street Station and found the 3 Store there was being refreshed. Builders are busy ripping out shelves. Arse. No INQ1 from there then… Posted via email from MIR Live

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INQ1 hits 3UK today. £79.99. Get one!

The INQ1 is available today. COME ON! From the 3UK release: INQ1 will be available free on a contract tariff from £15 per month offering unlimited free Facebook, Skype, Windows Live Messenger and web access, plus 75 minutes of calls to other networks, unlimited texts, unlimited email and unlimited free 3-to-3 calls*. £20 will get […]