It’s been quite many months since we first heard that two INQ-made Facebook Android phones would be introduced this year.
Well, the two phones are now official, and they’re called INQ Cloud Touch (just like we told you before), and INQ Cloud Q. Both handsets run Android 2.2 and should provide an “all-new Facebook mobile experience,” being the first to come with “the Facebook social graph API.”
The new phones’ homescreens will act as visual Facebook feeds that feature one-touch links to Facebook Chat, Messages, Friends, Notifications, and Wall.
The INQ Cloud Touch (pictured below) features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, Spotify music player, 5MP camera, 600MHz processor, and a 4GB MicroSD card preinstalled. The handset will be available in April in the UK (via Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy) for an unknown price.
The INQ Cloud Q features a 2.6 inch QVGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard, and should be available starting the third quarter of the year.
“The INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q bring Facebook to people with a single touch while they are mobile and demonstrate the power of socially aware devices. INQ has built an innovative and easy to use set of features that enable people to use common Facebook interactions such as viewing photos and videos, chat, message, and check-in to their favorite businesses all from the home screen,” declared Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business for Facebook.
Recently, there have been rumors about a Facebook-branded HTC phone, but Facebook quickly denied them – so it seems that the Cloud Touch and Cloud Q are the closest things to a Facebook phone we’ll get this year. Is anyone eager to Like these two handsets?
Via Press release (PDF file)
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