INQ Cloud Touch “Facebook Phone” UK Release Date on April 6th; Pre-Order Now for $485
The so-called Facebook phone, the INQ Cloud Touch, will land in the UK on 6 April and will go on sale via The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. Available to pre-order, the Facebook-focused smartphone will fetch £299.95 SIM free, and £199.95 on pay as you go.
The phone also available for free on pay monthly deals with Three and Vodafone, from just £20.00/month. This deal includes a healthy 300 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data for accessing Facebook. Trying to connect to the phone’s page at Carphone Warehouse now gives a “service currently unavailable” error, but the site still displays the phone on its “news” page, dead-link and all. Luckily, there’s a press release available outlining your various options for ordering the Touch, after CW gets its site back together, at least.
Carphone Warehouse will start shipping the INQ Cloud Touch to customers on April 6. The INQ Cloud Touch has a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, FM radio, HSDPA, 600 MHz processor, and a 4 GB microSD card preinstalled. The INQ Cloud Touch runs Android 2.2 Froyo and it has a specially-crafted Facebook application that grabs Chat, Friends, Messages, your Wall and Notifications, and shows them on your phone’s homescreen. It also has great Facebook Places integration, again with direct access from the homescreen.