We've long been admirers of INQ's social networking integration in their phones, but now they've really upped the ante. Both the INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q are the manufacturer's first two Android phones, but at the very heart of the devices is Facebook. The main home screen provides one click access to your friends' updates, photos, videos and any weblinks that have been posted. Both handsets are also the first to use Facebook social graph API, which works out the friends you interact with most and prioritises their updates in your news feed. Users can talk to other friends via Facebook Chat, check into their favourite places with Facebook Places, while any upcoming events including friends' birthdays will automatically be integrated with Google Calendar.
Something else unique about these handsets is that their default music player is Spotify. Though you'll have to subscribe the premium service to enjoy all the benefits of this streaming service, users will be able to transfer and swap playlists from their computer to their phone wirelessly.
Both the INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q run on Android 2.2, with the main differences between the two devices being that the Cloud Q has both a touch-screen and a QWERTY keyboard. The INQ Cloud Touch will be available from April, on all major operators, from The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, while the INQ Cloud Q will be available in Q3.
We'll be bringing you some video footage of the INQ Cloud Touch later today, along with some more photos.
Display: 3.5-inch capacitive (Cloud Touch); 2.6-inch capacitive (Cloud Q)OS: Android Froyo 2.2Camera: Five-megapixel with auto-focusConnectivity: Wi-Fi, HSDPAA-GPS