It's completely subjective, but the Meffy Awards (held by the Mobile Entertainment Forum) recently named the INQ1 as 2009's phone of the year.
Considered the benchmark in terms of success and innovation in the mobile industry, the Meffy's judges phones based on their importance to drive consumer discovery and entertainment.
INQ's first phone out of the gate was award top honors because they've built their hardware and software from the ground up, with a strict focus on social media and mobile internet services.
MEF's Executive Director, Rimma Perelmuter, said "We are delighted for INQ Mobile, a new entrant to the market, whose focus on usability and social networking features answers the needs of consumers who seek a fun, affordable and connected experience."
Already universally praised, the Meffy is the capper in INQ Mobile's treble, with the company also being awarded "Best Newcomer" at the Mobile News Awards and "Handset of the Year" at the Mobile World Congress. And if you're a big social networker, here's some recently released stats from Facebook-friendly network 3 UK to push you in the INQ direction:
65% of INQ1 customers use Facebook , with the majority accessing once a day or more
30% of INQ1 customers regularly use email
Windows Live Messenger usage is 3-4 times greater than on other 3G phones on the 3 UK network, with around 50% of INQ1 customers accessing the service every month
19% of the INQ1 base use Skype