London-based INQ has launched two Android-powered phones aimed primarily at Facebook users, the INQ Cloud Touch...
and INQ Cloud Q.
The phones' homescreens provide a visual Facebook feed for clicking through friends' updates, pictures, videos and web pages, with one-touch links to Facebook Chat, Friends, Messages, Wall and Notifications.
In a further move to make the devices attractive to social media users, Spotify has been made the default music player on the phones.
Frank Meehan, INQ's CEO, said, "We started the 'Social Mobile' category three years ago with the Skypephone and INQ1, as we believed integrating the internet was the future of mobile. Since then, Facebook has evolved from a social network to become an incredibly powerful global communications platform."
Henri Moissinac, head of mobile nusiness for Facebook said: "INQ has built an innovative and easy to use set of features that enable people to use common Facebook interactions such as viewing photos and videos, chat, message, and check-in to their favorite businesses all from the home screen."
The INQ Cloud Touch is a perfect example of how the next generation of phones will be built - from the cloud up - and we're excited to make Spotify a part of that, said Daniel E, CEO of Spotify.