The INQ Chat 3G has today gone on sale at 3 stores and on the operator’s website.
The phone is available for £99.99 on prepay or for £15 a month which includes unlimited texts, internet access and 3-to-3 calls, as well as 75 any-network minutes and free unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and Windows Live Messenger while customers in the UK.
The INQ Chat 3G comes with a QWERTY keypad and built-in Twitter, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger and Skype. It also offers free push Gmail access and also integrates other personal email services such as Yahoo! and Hotmail.
It also includes iTunes and Windows Media Player media syncing for PCs and Macs and can act as a plug and play modem which gives laptops wireless broadband access, with add-ons starting from £10 for 1GB. A range of customisable coloured back-covers are also available.
INQ CEO Frank Meehan said: “We’ve looked at what a lot of consumers want and haven’t been getting so far from mobile manufacturers – a well priced device built around the internet that does more than voice-and-text. The INQ Chat 3G does it simply and beautifully, with sharp design and packaging.
“The internet is not an after-thought for us. We started off with the internet in our DNA when we set the company up a year ago. We have developed partnerships with the big internet brands and are delighted with how the INQ Chat 3G delivers the services consumers tell us they care about.”