Socializing on the Net with the INQ Mini 3G


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inq-miniFollowing in the tradition of its successful Skypephone and highly regarded INQ1, the mobile phone maker INQ is releasing its Mini 3G smartphone as a social networking mobile phone that integrates with Twitter, Facebook and Skype as well as push mail for GM mail client and instant messaging.  The name spells two things: it supports 3G and is a mini of its brother the QWERTY Chat 3G released at the same time.

It’s really No Mini

But feature-wise, one can easily think this is no mini of anything. The INQ Mini 3G has about the same competitive features as any smartphone in its class and actually provides a better price/feature ratio than many.  Sporting a conventional candybar form, the Mini 3G has a modest 2.2” QVGA TFT screen with a capable 2.0 megapixel camera, not a stand-out for sure, but for its sub ₤100 price point, this is a winner.  It even supports 3G and 3.5G, assuring surfers on the net the best online speeds available.  You do get a very capable media players as well, though a bit shy on supporting Windows Media files.  No WiFi or GPS to brag about, but this is a budget phone to begin with.

Social Networking Integration

As a budget phone, the Mini 3G takes a step further with a unique media synchronization feature called doubleTwist that enables your laptop or desktop PC to get in sync with the phone for multimedia files as in iTunes.  But its real edge lies on its social networking features.  Unlike other mobile phones in its class, INQ Mini 3G has those social networking apps like Twitter and Facebook integrated into the phone and makes them a breeze to use.

The candybar Mini 3G looks like any conventional mobile phone and at a slim 103 x 46 x 13mm, it’s pocket-friendly enough. It’s expected to appeal to the social networking crowd wanting the best value on a mobile phone.  Get one as soon as it hits the shelves within the last quarter of the year.

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