If you were wondering when you would be able to get your hands on the INQ Cloud Touch with Facebook integration, you now have an answer. Today the phone went on pre-order through UK retailer Carphone Warehouse with units expected to ship April 6th. The Android 2.2 mid-range phone will come priced as low as free with a £20 tariff , or is available on a pre-pay plan for £199.95. For the phone sans SIM card you will pay £299.95.
It is also revealed that the INQ Cloud Q with QWERTY keyboard would become available sometime in June.
PHONE FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA GENERATION ARRIVES IN THE UK
The INQ Cloud Touch launches exclusively at The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy
March 18, 2011 – The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are pleased to announce the arrival of an exclusive new Android device, the INQ Cloud Touch. Specially designed for social media fans, it has Facebook at its heart and provides quick access to the latest news and whereabouts of friends. It is now available to pre-order from www.carphonewarehouse.com, and will be available from 6 April from just £20 a month on contract, £199.95 on PAYG or £299.95 SIM free.
The INQ Cloud Touch is a sleek touch screen device which runs on the latest Android operating system providing super-fast access to all the latest functions and apps. It features a new Facebook app that streams a live feed to the homescreen while easy to use one-touch links to Chat, Friends, Messages, Wall and Notifications allow users a direct click-through to friends’ updates, pictures, videos and webpages. The phone is also the first to use the Facebook social graph API, which enables users to follow updates from the friends they interact with most.
Consumers can also check in to their favorite shops, restaurants and clubs with Facebook Places, which is also active on the central home screen. If that wasn’t enough, Facebook Events fully integrates with the Google Calendar on both devices.
The INQ Cloud Touch is the first mobile phone to hit the market that has been designed specifically for Facebook users. More devices are expected in the coming months, including the INQ Cloud Q in June, which will also be exclusive to The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.