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  • Daily Tech Deal: INQ Mini 3G gets price cut
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    Daily Tech Deal: INQ Mini 3G gets price cut

    By 2 November 2009

    INQ's not-long-released Mini 3G handset has just received a price reduction to £49.99, down from £59.99. The handset has Facebook, IM, Skype and Twitter functionality along with a 2.2-inch display and 2-megapixel camera. There have also been changes...

  • INQ Mini 3G review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    INQ Mini 3G review

    By 29 October 2009

    INQ caused something of a wave when it dropped its INQ1 handset into the mobile phone pond last year. Taking an approach that focused on software, the INQ1 was one of the first devices to offer out-of-the-box access to social networks and online services,...

  • 3 to launch Spotify phones in the UK
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    3 to launch Spotify phones in the UK

    By 14 October 2009

    3 has been announced as the first UK mobile operator partner for Spotify, following negotiations earlier in the year, and will be pushing out the music subscription service bundled with handsets before Christmas. The HTC Hero will be the first phone to...

  • INQ to make Spotify phone
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    INQ to make Spotify phone

    By 9 October 2009

    Following the news that in Sweden, music streaming service du jour Spotify is to team up with operator Telia on mobile phones and more, more info on the hardware we can expect has now been revealed. The work-in-progress dedicated Spotify phone revealed...

  • INQ Mini 3G on sale now
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    INQ Mini 3G on sale now

    By 9 October 2009

    INQ's Mini 3G handset is now on sale. The phone is available from 3 through its high street stores and online, and will be free on £15 per month "Internet Texter" contracts with free internet, free 3-to-3 calls, free voicemail and 75 minutes talk-time....

  • INQ CEO: "iPhone killers just not exciting enough"
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    INQ CEO: "iPhone killers just not exciting enough"

    By 8 October 2009

    INQ Mobile CEO, Frank Meehan, has slammed other mobile handset manufacturers saying they are only focusing on big screens and megapixel cameras because they haven't worked out how to do software well. "Those manufacturers appear obsessed with fighting...

  • INQ to embrace Android
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    INQ to embrace Android

    By 11 September 2009

    INQ mobile, the company behind the INQ handsets has said that it will be launching an Android powered handset in the near future. In an "Fireside chat" with Om Malik, at Mobilize 09, the company's CEO Frank Meehan confirmed the that company was working...

  • INQ Mini 3G priced for October launch on 3
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    INQ Mini 3G priced for October launch on 3

    By 8 September 2009

    3 has announced its previously revealed INQ Mini 3G will goes on sale in early October. The slimline device will be available for free on 3's £15 "Internet Texter" plan. This tariff offers free internet, free 3-to-3 calls, free voicemail and 75 minutes...

  • INQ chairman to sit on Spotify board
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    INQ chairman to sit on Spotify board

    By 21 August 2009

    Spotify has only confirmed officially that it's working on iPhone and Android handsets, but there's a strong possibility that the next generation of INQ handsets will have Spotify integration, given the appointment of INQ CEO Frank Meehan to Spotify's...

  • INQ Mini 3G and INQ Chat 3G
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    INQ Mini 3G and INQ Chat 3G

    By 4 August 2009

    We've been lucky enough to get a bit of a hands-on with the new INQ Mini and INQ Chat handsets, so here's a few photos of both models. The Chat is the larger one with the QWERTY, whereas the Mini is the smaller candybar model. As previously reported on...

  • INQ launches Mini and Chat handsets
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    INQ launches Mini and Chat handsets

    By 4 August 2009

    INQ has announced the launch of two new handsets to its range - the INQ Mini and the INQ Chat. Both have been labelled by the company as "affordable social mobiles". The INQ Chat has a Blackberry-style "bloke-proof" QWERTY keyboard, which the company...

  • INQ reveals Twitter phone plans
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    INQ reveals Twitter phone plans

    By 2 June 2009

    Mobile phone maker INQ has revealed it is to launch a "Twitter phone" as a follow-up to the Facebook phone, otherwise known as the INQ1, it launched via UK operator 3 last year. Perhaps showing the shift from Facebook to Twitter as the social networking...

  • INQ1 to launch on other networks
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    INQ1 to launch on other networks

    By 20 January 2009

    It seems that the 3's "Facebook phone", the INQ1 will not be exclusive to the operator. Inq, a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa, 3's parent company, is in talks with "at least two major operators" about launching the social networking mobile beyond 3's...

  • 3 INQ1  review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    3 INQ1 review

    By 11 December 2008

    The dust from the launch has settled, but can the INQ1, the budget smartphone, take on the might of the high-end offerings from Apple, HTC and BlackBerry. We go social to find out. The small all-metal slider made by Amoi, is well built, solid and inoffensive....

  • 3 INQ1 mobile phone - First Look review
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    3 INQ1 mobile phone - First Look review

    By 14 November 2008

    Following on from the S2 Skypephone, 3 has teamed up for a third time to this time create a more social network friendly handset. But can it compete against the powerhouse smartphones with their internet access and downloadable apps? We got some hands...

  • INQ1 Facebook phone
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    INQ1 Facebook phone

    By 13 November 2008

    3 has launched what it claims is the "world's most advanced social networking phone" at an event in London on Thursday morning. Pocket-lint was there to get a closer look. Here is the phone from all angles. Exclusive to 3 (for now), the handset will offer...

  • 3 INQ1 Facebook Phone launches
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    3 INQ1 Facebook Phone launches

    By 13 November 2008

    3 has launched what it claims is the "world's most advanced social networking phone" at an event in London on Thursday morning. The phone, made by Amoi will no doubt replace the company's S2 Skypephone, will allow users to stay "connected to their digital...

  • 3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1
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    3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

    By 6 November 2008

    Just weeks ago, the web was alive with news of a range of phones called Inq. Created by Hutchison Whampoa, the models are to be available to 3 Mobile customers and the first one will launch on 13 November (although you can pre-register your interest now)....

  • 3 to launch Inq-branded Facebook phone
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    3 to launch Inq-branded Facebook phone

    By 6 November 2008

    3 is poised to reveal its first own-branded "Inq" handset that's due to have a social networking twist. The phone is due to debut to the press on 13 November - a launch that will be attended by social networking giant Facebook. Inq is the newly created...

  • 3 to offer own brand "Inq" handsets
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    3 to offer own brand "Inq" handsets

    By 20 October 2008

    3's parent company Hutchison Whampoa has created a new handset manufacturing company called "Inq". Pronounced "ink", the new firm will supply operator 3 with Inq-branded phones, the first of which is to launch in the next few weeks. Reports vary, but...