INQ expands into China and US


INQ Mobile has opened offices in Beijing, Singapore and Silicon Valley, California. The newly opened offices are part of INQ’s expansion plans into key markets this year.

INQ has made five senior appointments including Kinson Loo, who joins as INQ president for Greater China, Jim Hudak, general manager and vice president of Americas, Paul Murdock, head of sales operations for Americas, Henry Whicheloe, head of retail and distribution for Europe and Ronnie Burnett, head of operator sales for Europe.

Loo joins from Sony Ericsson where he was corporate vice president and head of region in China. He will be based out of the Beijing office to spearhead INQ’s push into China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Hudak joins from social mobile internet company iSkoot where he was head of global business development.

Murdock joins from Nokia where he held a number of roles over 13 years including vice president and was central to the launch of the Tablet.

Whicheloe held senior roles at Brightstar and Orange Business, while Burnett has five years experience at RIM and more recently seld senior sales positions at Huawaei managing the T-Mobile and O2 global accounts.

INQ chief executive Frank Meehan (pictured) said: “We are gearing up for an exciting 2010. We laid some amazing building blocks during our first year in business, and we are ready to grow this year.

“More high calibre people will join the business over the coming months as we continue to pursue our mission to reinvigorate the mobile market with amazing communications and internet devices available to more people.”