INQ Mobile Set to Enter US Market with Android


Remember INQ Mobile? They would be the people who came up with the “Facebook phone.” Given that idea you can certainly understand why the company would be after the customizability of the Android platform.


In a recent conversation with PCMag, CEO Frank Meehan revealed that INQ is hoping to join the US Smartphone market soon. Specifically the aim is “the $79-99-199 on two-year-contract range.” or the mid- to  low-range. When asked about their choice in OS for future phones, Meehan said that in comparison to major competitors like Windows Mobile or Palm’s webOS, Android won out due to its stability and “rich customization.”

While on the topic of customization, the team at INQ certainly has a plan, hoping to use contacts for a more social-network friendly UI a la MOTOBLUR.

No word yet on when we will see the first handsets from INQ, but they have a lot of confidence that they can beat major manufacturers due to their small and “nimble” size.

[Via AndroidGuys]

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  1. Another Manufacturer on the Android Bandwagon :D

    Android just keeps on growing! So now we have HTC , samsung , INQ , Huawei , LG? , motorola, phillips , acer and sony ericsson **some rumored

    Android is going to be very dominent indeed for the future!

  2. I have the INQ1 – I got it mostly as an experiment because there isn’t an Android phone I want yet, and the INQ1 has phenomenal features for the price (which is Free on a Six month contract in the UK).

    The software is a little buggy, but impressive considering the price, it includes address book integration with skype, windows messenger, email and facebook – plus in conjunction with some magic at 3 Mobile it has excellent push email. Oh yes, and free skype calls over GSM (no data connection required).

    I reckon they will do something cool with Android.

  3. I think INQ and Three have some kinda partnership, so hopefully Three will finnally release an android phoen ands I might be able to upgrade and keep my skype package. Thats cool.

    BTW skype on three does require data, but only for presesence.

  4. The INQ1 was the worst experience of my life. They should not even be allowed to use Android.

  5. @Wazim – it is admittedly buggy, but for the price – you can’t expect miracles. It works adequately and provides an impressive set of features for a phone that is (at least on 3) the cheapest available option.

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