INQ Cloud Touch Android Facebook phone on pre-order in the UK for £299.95 SIM-free, ships on April 6
Back when INQ officially unveiled its Cloud Touch phone that has been built around supporting Facebook in as many places as possible throughout its interface, it said that the device would become available in the UK in April.
And, unlike many other recent launches, it looks like this one will be on time. One of the known launch partners for the device, together with Best Buy, will be Carphone Warehouse. It has started taking pre-orders for the INQ Cloud Touch, pricing it at £299.95 SIM-free, £199.95 on Pay as you go, and from free on £20 per month or higher contracts if you choose to sign a long-term commitment to one of the UK mobile network operators.
Carphone Warehouse will start shipping the INQ Cloud Touch to customers on April 6. The INQ Cloud Touch has a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, FM radio, HSDPA, 600 MHz processor, and a 4 GB microSD card preinstalled. The INQ Cloud Touch runs Android 2.2 Froyo and it has a specially-crafted Facebook application that grabs Chat, Friends, Messages, your Wall and Notifications, and shows them on your phone’s homescreen. It also has great Facebook Places integration, again with direct access from the homescreen.
The INQ Cloud Q, a candybar device featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard was also announced alongside the INQ Cloud Touch, but that will only arrive in stores in the UK sometime in June.