INQ’s ‘Facebook phone’, the INQ Cloud Touch is to officially touch down in the UK on April 6th exclusively with Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, the handset manufacturer has confirmed.
Set to be made available SIM free, on a pay monthly contract or as a pay as you go option, the Cloud Touch is a Facebook-centric handset that although not officially branded by the blue-hued social network giant has Mark Zuckerberg’s creation at its very core.
Sporting Google’s Android 2.2, FroYo, OS, the INQ Cloud Touch features a bespoke UI with Facebook integration at its heart. Boasting the familiar Facebook icons on its home page, users can check and change status, view notifications, sent private messages and keep track of event invites without having to download and open the Android Facebook app.
Lining up at £299.95 SIM free, the Cloud Touch, which hosts a 3.5-inch 480x320p touchscreen and a 5-megapixel snapper, will be available next month from the two retailers free on a £20 per month contract or for a one off fee of £199.95 on PAYG.
Can the INQ Cloud Touch attract the Facebook generation and trouble the likes of the HTC Desire and other leading Android handsets? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds. While you wait for the handset's UK release on April 6th, why not check out our T3 INQ Cloud Touch video review below.