INQ Decides Not to Release Cloud Q “Facebook Phone”

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Last year, we saw quite a few smartphone manufacturers turn their attentions to social networking, designing phones with dedicated hardware Facebook buttons, or with new software updates to more completely integrate social sites into the phone’s UI. One of the first to be announced was a pair from INQ: the full-touchscreen Cloud Touch, and the Cloud Q with a hardware keyboard. While we eventuality saw the arrival of the Cloud Touch, the last we heard was that the Cloud Q was scheduled for a June debut that never ended up happening. Coming up on a year since the Cloud Q was displayed at the Mobile World Congress, INQ has revealed that it’s dropped plans for the phone and will be focusing on future hardware.

Apparently, INQ put a lot of thought into getting the Cloud Q out in the latter half of last year, but ultimately decided that the market wasn’t right for the Android. We don’t the nature of just what it’s working on now, but it intends to have a new product ready sometime later on this year. Social networking is likely to be a big part of that one, too, but we’ll have to keep waiting for any specific details.

Source: Electricpig

Via: Android Guys

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