INQ plans Twitter-friendly mobile phone launch later this year

Filed as News on June 2, 2009 7:18 pm

Mobile phone manufacturer INQ is planning to launch a mass-market mobile phone with a built-in Twitter client, based on the increasingly mainstream interest in the microblogging service.

The pre-installed Twitter client would be Internet-based, rather than relying on SMS text messsaging to send and (restrictively) receive tweets.

INQ claims that, because the phone would cost operators less than $140, it will become the first mass-market phones to have such a client. Presumably the iPhone and other popular smartphones which can have one or more Twitter clients installed don’t count.

INQ Mobile already makes phones that can interface with Skype and Facebook, though again, that’s not particularly unique in itself. What’s more interesting is that the company is banking on the ongoing success of Twitter as one of its handset’s key selling points.

If Twitter ever folded, or became very unpopular, there would presumably be no way for users of the “Twitter phone” to switch to another service, whereas on other smartphones it would simply be a case of installing a different application.

As one of the smaller players in the mobile space, it will be interesting to see how well INQ Mobile does with this proposition.

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  1. By Call Center Software posted on June 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm
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    Hi,

    Nice post on INQ Plans Mobile Phone. From this post I knew that this type of phone is launching in this year. Really a great post.

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  2. By rich posted on June 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm
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    You can already use one of the best Twitter apps on the INQ1, snaptu. Some guy made a video of it ages ago:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re5FJALi1E4

    I use it on mine and it is awesome!

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  3. By Everpure Filters posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:32 am
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    Now a days Electronics things are main parts to all of us. I have very glad to hear that Mobile phone manufacturer INQ is planning to launch a mass-market mobile phone with a built-in Twitter client. Really Sounds good. Great post.

    Regards
    Jimmy

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