Well, those rumors of the "Facebook phone" have amounted to something.
It's not exactly a "Facebook phone," but it's close! INQ is a
little-known cellphone company, but now with this, they're getting on
the map in a big way. The company has just released the Cloud Touch and
Cloud Q phones, both of which are "Facebook
The INQ Cloud Touch is an Android 2.2-based phone with full touch-panel,
while the Cloud Q is the same phone with the addition of a QWERTY
keyboard. Both phones feature tri-band HSPA, a 3.5" touch-panel, 5MP
camera and above-average Facebook support. There's even a dedicated
Spotify key, which turns this into the ultimate social networking phone.
It's clear that INQ is marketing this phone towards consumers who value
networking first, and calling second. The two devices will have a
Facebook Social Graph API that puts your most important Facebook
information front and center on your homescreen, and there's a keyboard
technology that's based on SwiftKey. That means that it'll have
world-class prediction technology, so typing your next Facebook status
should be a breeze.
The Cloud Touch is supposed to launch in April, while the Cloud Q ships
in Q3; pricing for both remains up in the air. Now, the real question is
this: will Facebook adopt this idea and actually take it one step
further with a Facebook-branded phone? And if they did, would you be