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 for £15 a month.

In addition, the handset will also be available free on any Mix & Match tariff.

Anyone wanting the phone on a "Pay As You Go" basis will be looking at an outlay of £59.99.

The INQ Mini 3G adds Twitter to the range of internet products, as well as Facebook, IM and Skype. It has a 2.2-inch display and 2-megapixel camera.

Available with red backs in-box, seven other coloured backs will be available from 3 Stores.

The INQ Chat 3G, announced alongside the INQ Mini 3G back in August, will follow "later this year".