INQ to release Android phones starting next year
INQ Mobile, the handset maker owned by Hutchison Whampoa, announced that it will offer phones based on Google’s Android platform.
The announcement was made the same day when Motorola unveiled MotoBlur and the Motorola Cliq / Dext (the company’s first Android device).
INQ didn’t give too many details about its Android plans, but said that its first Android phone should be launched in 2010.
According to MoCoNews, INQ’s CEO Frank Meehan expressed both its enthusiasm and its concerns regarding Android, by saying: “When you look at who do you select, you come to Android” and “currently Android phones on networks that are selling against the iPhone have not performed well. You need to get the experience better.”
INQ Mobile has recently introduced the INQ Chat 3G (pictured above) and INQ Mini 3G – two affordable phones with social messaging features including quick access to Twitter and Facebook.