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Say hello to the Facebook phones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2011 18:29 User comments (9)

Say hello to the Facebook phones The oft-rumored Facebook phones are a reality, despite the social networking giant's repeated denials of their existence.
INQ Mobile has shown off two new phones that are "the result of close collaboration with Facebook."

The first device, the Cloud Touch, will have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, run Android 2.2 Froyo, a 5MP camera and feature a weak 600MHz processor. Although it is hopefully a typo, the press release says the device will only have 4MB of memory.

Second is the Cloud Q, which has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY, and runs Android 2.2. There were no other specs listed.

INQ says each phone will have a dedicated Spotify button, which also doubles as the music player.

Both will only be available in the UK via The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.

Explains the press release:

Today, INQ Mobile delivered an all-new Facebook mobile experience with two new Android devices, the INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q. Built for people worldwide who use Facebook as their primary means of communication, they deliver a fully live Facebook experience built around INQ’s Visual Media Feed.

The result of close collaboration with Facebook, INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q feature all new apps for Facebook on mobile. The new apps leave behind the mobile paradigm of text based status updates and deliver a rich media feed to the homescreen.

The homescreen is a visual Facebook feed for clicking through friends’ updates, pictures, videos and web pages. There are one-touch links to Facebook Chat, Friends, Messages, Wall and Notifications. Facebook Single Sign On is activated across the phones and people can check in to their favorite shops, restaurants and clubs with Facebook Places, also active on the homescreen. Facebook Events fully integrates with the Google Calendar on both devices.

The phones are the first mobiles to use the Facebook social graph API, making it easy for people to follow updates from the friends they interact with most.

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9 user comments

110.2.2011 18:55

Hello

210.2.2011 21:20

can't hear you, speak up!!!!

311.2.2011 4:58

Just what every pre-teen needs. A phone that lets you "poke" your BFF's.

411.2.2011 22:01

What did you said,i can't hear you............??

512.2.2011 5:51

Lol, "The fist device, the Cloud Touch.."


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612.2.2011 17:03
Winklebottom
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The "fist" device? What exactly is this to be used for?

712.2.2011 18:28

Quote:
The "fist" device? What exactly is this to be used for?
LOL! Gives new meaning to "you've just been poked", doesn't it?

812.2.2011 20:59

Who is going to be the carrier?
ATT?
well no joke ,if the phone is going to be like the one show above will be interesting

ps:hey people go to the link press releases there are a download page with the phones with more detail.Don't know but it looks like window 7 mobil to me.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Feb 2011 @ 21:09

912.2.2011 23:08

just wondering, what exactly is the point of a "facebook phone" considering most phones nowadays have an app for facebook. i don't know, maybe im missing something, but it seems like a waste of money to buy a phone specifically for facebook.

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