So all that talk about INQ’s Android powered Facebook phone was not full rubbish, there is a lot of truth in it. British company INQ is actually working on an Android smartphone named Cloud Touch [previously reported], which will deeply integrate Facebook functions.
INQ channel manager Andrew Bennet showed off an early build of the device to folks over Techcrunch today. You can check out the demo video later in the post. According to Andrew, INQ Cloud Touch will reach International markets in May, with US availability later in the year. With Aircel’s partnership with INQ, we might even see the device soon in India.
Techcrunch wasn’t the only one getting the INQ love; folks over Mashable too got the preview of this device, and the specs too with a series of images.
INQ Cloud Touch Specifications:
- Android 2.2
- Qualcomm 7227 600MHz processor
- 5MP camera
- 1300mAh battery
- 3.5-inch HGVA touch screen
INQ will release Cloud Touch with Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy in UK, while it is still in talks with telecom carrier for a US release. Company is also working on a QWERTY version of the phone, which will be called Cloud Q with 2.6 inch display.
“We started the ‘Social Mobile’ category 3 years ago with the Skypephone and INQ1, as we believed integrating the internet was the future of mobile. Since then, Facebook has evolved from a social network to become an incredibly powerful global communications platform. Speed and simplicity of access to things you love is our DNA, so our next step is to make it even easier for people to experience the richness of Facebook – all from the homescreen. The power of the Facebook platform enables us to make the INQ Cloud Touch a deeply immersive social mobile experience,” said Frank Meehan, CEO, INQ, in a statement.