If you remember the Facebook phone that nascent mobile phone manufacturer INQ launched last year than you will be pleased to know that it has done it again, but with Twitter in mind.
The INQ Mini 3G and INQ Chat 3G are the latest devices out of the stable that boast web-app specific features. The Mini, cheaper than the INQ1, comes in a candybar-sized package, while the Chat sports a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch QVGA display.
Both phones run INQ’s new Twitter app. Of course it doesn’t forget its old friends. It also has Facebook, Skype and IM on the same phone.
One thing that is bound to appeal to users is the free Gmail push email service. This means that the Chat is also a rival to the Blackberry in the consumer space thanks to the keyboard it sports.
The Mini comes with a 2.2-inch QVGA screen, a 2-Megapixel camera and 4GB of memory (for your tunes and pics).
Meanwhile the Chat has a home screen Twitter app, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a GPS.
Both phones work as modems as well as they comes with HSDPA and can be customised with several different covers.
As mentioned earlier, the phones come with a lot of memory and can also synchonise with iTunes or Windows Media Player.
“We build phones that focus specifically on what people want to do most on mobile, and deliver it at a price point that’s easy for consumers and profitable for operators,” said Frank Meehan, INQ’s CEO.
“We have completely broken the vice grip hold that high end smartphones had on great mobile internet experiences, and made them available to everybody.”
“With the INQ Chat, we’ve reinvented the qwerty for consumers by creating a fantastic social mobile. With the INQ1, we were blown away by how much consumers were writing just using the standard 12 keys -30 per cent of them were regularly sending emails. So we know that a keypad will go down a storm.”
Both phones will be available in the last quarter of this year. No news of prices were forthcoming.