Inq archive

  • Inq Mobile shuts down, Material defunct and SO.HO to continue without updates
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    Inq Mobile shuts down, Material defunct and SO.HO to continue without updates

    By 31 January 2014

    Inq Mobile has closed as a business. The British firm behind several mobile handsets, such as the social media-friendly Cloud Touch, and the SO.HO Android launcher and Material news aggregation application posted a goodbye message on its homepage, thanking...

  • Instagram as your Android homescreen: Inq SO.HO adds photo-sharing network
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    Instagram as your Android homescreen: Inq SO.HO adds photo-sharing network

    By 30 May 2013

    Inq has announced that it is adding Instagram, the popular photo-sharing network, into its SO.HO app, meaning you can get your friends' photos on your homescreen and always stay in the picture. Inq's SO.HO, short for social homescreen, is a launcher app...

  • Inq SO.HO brings HTC Blink Feed-like features to all Androids
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    Inq SO.HO brings HTC Blink Feed-like features to all Androids

    By 6 March 2013

    Inq has introduced its own launcher, known as SO.HO, which will bring Facebook and Twitter right to the home screen of your Android device. The name is a contraction of "social" and "homepage" which is exactly what this is, and brings a service similar...

  • INQ Material serves up your daily news based on Twitter and Facebook 'social DNA'
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    INQ Material serves up your daily news based on Twitter and Facebook 'social DNA'

    By 13 February 2013

    INQ is taking the fight to the likes of Flipboard and Pulse in launching a content aggregation app called Material. Looking to add differentiation, INQ is analysing your social network use to identify your interests and tailor your content accordingly...

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?
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    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?

    By 11 February 2013

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in San Francisco as part of the Google I/O event on Wednesday. That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the...

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: When is it coming to my phone?
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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: When is it coming to my phone?

    By 2 August 2012

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, in Hong Kong on Wednesday - and with it the shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android...

  • INQ lands on Android Market: Facebook any Android phone
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    INQ lands on Android Market: Facebook any Android phone

    By 5 September 2011

    Do you like the look of INQ’s Facebook integration on the INQ Cloud Touch, but would rather stick with your existing phone? Your prayers may have just been answered. In a slightly surprising move, INQ has released a couple of apps to the Android Market...

  • INQ checks in with Foursquare
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    INQ checks in with Foursquare

    By 23 May 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch, often labelled the Facebook phone, is to get even more social media interaction - this time courtesy of a hook-up with geotaggers Foursquare. Using the TechCrunch Disrupt event over in New York to announce the partnership, INQ stated...

  • INQ Cloud Touch   review
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    INQ Cloud Touch review

    By 18 April 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch is a new generation in social mobile from the small UK company who practically invented the connected mobile social experience before everyone else jumped on board. These days there is no shortage of social integration across all mobile...

  • INQ Cloud Touch touching down 6 April
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    INQ Cloud Touch touching down 6 April

    By 18 March 2011

    The so-called Facebook phone, the INQ Cloud Touch, will land in the UK on 6 April and will go on sale via The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. Although not an “official” Facebook phone the INQ Cloud Touch is deeply integrated with the social network....

  • Why Google axed Facebook contact syncing in Android 2.3.3
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    Why Google axed Facebook contact syncing in Android 2.3.3

    By 3 March 2011

    Android 2.3.3 has recently landed on the Nexus S, but brings with it an interesting development: on the Nexus S it ends contact syncing with the Facebook app. Some will see this spat between Google and Facebook as one that is all about data. The cynic...

  • MWC: All the phones, all our thoughts
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    MWC: All the phones, all our thoughts

    By 23 February 2011

    The dust has well and truly settled on Barcelona and Mobile World Congress is now over for another year. The big manufacturers have displayed their devices, hoping to capture customer enthusiasm and be the next big handset.  We’ve looked at Sony Ericsson,...

  • INQ CEO: Android is for geeks
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    INQ CEO: Android is for geeks

    By 18 February 2011

    The CEO of INQ, which has just announced an Android 2.2 device, the Cloud Touch, has called for other manufacturers to stop focusing the operating system on "geeks" and look at the bigger picture. Frank Meehan, speaking to Mashable during Mobile World...

  • HTC Salsa and ChaCha phones dance with Facebook
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    HTC Salsa and ChaCha phones dance with Facebook

    By 15 February 2011

    After all the rumours, speculation, denials, and official comments, HTC has debuted the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday to take on Inq and its new Facebook phone offerings. Rather than launch one Facebook focused smartphone,...

  • Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here
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    Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here

    By 13 February 2011

    Mobile World Congress 2011 kicks-off tonight with announcements coming from Samsung and Sony Ericsson as they launch their new devices. We’re on the ground in a sunny Barcelona to bring you all the action as it unpacks. If you’ve been following the...

  • INQ Cloud Q wants to upset the BlackBerry cart
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    INQ Cloud Q wants to upset the BlackBerry cart

    By 9 February 2011

    The INQ Cloud Q is a QWERTY touch and type mobile phone running on Android and designed to come in where the INQ Chat 3G left off, offering smartphone features along with a full keyboard for those who love to bash out messages. Like the INQ Cloud Touch,...

  • INQ Cloud Touch: Android at its core, Facebook in its heart
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    INQ Cloud Touch: Android at its core, Facebook in its heart

    By 9 February 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch, the Facebook-centric Android phone has now been confirmed, putting to rest a rumour trail as long as Facebook’s reach. Moving its new line of mobile phones over to Google’s Android OS, the INQ Cloud Touch is what all the rumours...

  • First Look: INQ Cloud Touch review
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    First Look: INQ Cloud Touch review

    By 9 February 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch has been subject to rumour and gossip on a scale not normally seen for a small UK-based company with a portfolio – up until today – that only included two devices. Facebook is a big deal though and this is where the attention has...

  • INQ Cloud Touch looks like being the next Facebook phone
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    INQ Cloud Touch looks like being the next Facebook phone

    By 12 January 2011

    A listing for the INQ Cloud Touch has turned up at the Bluetooth SIG, and it sounds as if the handset could be the "next stage" Facebook phone that an INQ spokesperson exclusively told Pocket-lint about back in September. The description of the handset...

  • INQ working on a Spotify phone?
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    INQ working on a Spotify phone?

    By 12 October 2010

    INQ, the British phone manufacturer, could be working on a new phone with Spotify built-in. Speaking with Business Week, INQ's CEO Frank Meehan said that the company plans to make it easier for owners to use Spotify on its mobile phone. Mobile users can...

  • INQ: Facebook phone 2 coming February
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    INQ: Facebook phone 2 coming February

    By 23 September 2010

    INQ will launch a new handset (likely at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona next year) that has heavy emphasis and integration of Facebook, Pocket-lint can confirm. The comments tally with sources quoted in Bloomberg that INQ will launch a new handset...

  • INQ is working with Facebook, but so is everyone else
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    INQ is working with Facebook, but so is everyone else

    By 23 September 2010

    Is there a Facebook phone in the works? There isn't, according to Facebook, however that's not because it isn't working with phone companies like INQ, but because rather than one dedicated phone that is created and powered by Facebook we all have Facebook...

  • INQ Mobile going all-Android
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    INQ Mobile going all-Android

    By 12 June 2010

    INQ Mobile, the creator of the INQ1 and Skype budget smartphones like the INQ Chat 3G and INQ Mini 3G in the UK, has confirmed that it is switching its smartphone OS to Android for future devices. Frank Meehan, CEO of the company, has told US tech...

  • INQ Chat 3G review
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    INQ Chat 3G review

    By 16 December 2009

    With so many flagship phones launching virtually every week it's sometimes hard to remember that not everyone has a spare £50 for a mobile phone bill every month or a couple of hundred to buy one in the first place. If that's the case, we recommend...

  • INQ Chat 3G now available on 3
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    INQ Chat 3G now available on 3

    By 11 December 2009

    The second of INQ's new handsets for 3 - announced back in August - is now available in the UK. Following the launch of the INQ Mini 3G in October, the INQ Chat 3G, the Hutchison-Whampoa-owned company's first QWERTY handset, can be snapped up for £99.99...