INQ1: A phone for Facebook connectivity

Courtesy of 3 and 3mobilebuzz, I have an INQ1 mobile phone on loan for the next few weeks. Check the Flickr slideshow for some pics of this phone that I took this morning (with a Nokia N95 8GB)

My immediate impression: the INQ1 is clearly aimed at digital natives – I’ll even call them “the Facebook younger generation” – with its focus on easy connectivity and sharing on the move with that social network.

According to 3:

Everything you’d expect from a great phone plus access to Facebook like never before. You can get Facebook notifications direct to your INQ1. Status updates, on-screen profile pics and loads more, straight to your address book.

Sounds great although on my first try to connect to Facebook, I couldn’t connect to my own account (see the screenshot in the slideshow). Maybe a poor connection to 3’s cellular network at that moment, something I’ve experienced before. I’ll be trying that again when I’m out and about during the Christmas break.

I like the packaging and overall presentation. And its affordability (£79.99 on pay-as-you-go) puts this phone in a different segment of the market than iPhone or any of the high-end Nokia smartphones.

Plenty of talk already about this phone. I hope to have a video review soon on my tech blog.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. neville

    Heh, sometimes I do use them them as phones, ie, to make and receive phone calls :)

    As all the devices I test come with their own SIM cards, courtesy of the networks concerned, I end up with a lot of different phone numbers. Pointless advertising those, though, as they're purely temporary.

  2. Bryan Person

    Neville: Curious about all these new phones that you test out. Are you actually use them as a *phone*, too? Are you setting up a temporary second (or third or fourth) phone number for testing purposes? Perhaps the carrier arranges that for you?

    Bryan Person | @BryanPerson

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