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Spotify and Hero on 3UK

by Ben Smith 19th October 2009

As previously announced by Ant at his Fresh Plastic blog and anticipated by us some time ago, 3UK have today announced they’re launching a tariff with an inclusive Spotify premium subscription… …and they’ve chosen to launch it on their first Android handset, the HTC Hero (fantastic news – we had guessed at the lower-spec Tattoo […]

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INQ Goes to Singapore

by Ben Smith 14th September 2009

Just days after announcing they’re working on Android based handsets, INQ have announced their first deal to supply handsets outside 3′s networks (also owned by parent company Hutchison Whampoa).  SingTel will be selling the new INQ Mini from this Saturday (19th September).  Reuters has the full story. This is a colossal move for INQ – […]

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BREAKING: INQ to launch Android handsets [UPDATED with Video]

by Ben Smith 11th September 2009

At the Mobilize 09 conference in San Francisco, INQ‘s CEO Frank Meehan has announced that they will launch an Android-based handset by the end of 2010.  To-date INQ has produced it’s low cost ‘social mobiles’ on a BREW platform – something that allowed them to develop handsets very quickly on a popular platform – but […]

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Hutchison Whampoa invests in Spotify, INQ Mobile CEO joins board

by Dan Lane 21st August 2009

News just in that Hutchison Whampoa head honcho Li Ka-shing has invested some of his hard earned pennies into the plucky young music streaming startup Spotify. We don’t know exactly how much but it was enough to get a seat on the Spotify board which he has given to none other than Frank Meehan, the […]

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Dan Lane's State of Mobile AudioBoo

by Dan Lane 7th August 2009

I thought I’d try my hand at this AudioBoo lark and so I present to you five whole minutes of my inane ramblings about mobile in which I talk about; AudioBoo, Nokia, Apple, Palm, Google, INQ and SpinVox. I also point out the vastly contrasting head sizes of two industry figureheads: Christina Domecq of aforementioned […]

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Yes. INQ have launched some Twitter phones.

by Ben Smith 4th August 2009

Less of a surprise than it might have been after we caught INQ staff twittering freely from handsets shown by Twitter as ‘My INQ Mobile’ and already confirmed by INQ big-cheese Frank Meehan in a tweet of his own, INQ have today announced the INQ Chat and the INQ Mini – a QWERTY and slim […]

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Exclusive: INQ Twitter phone close to release?

by Ben Smith 24th July 2009

Exclusive: It looks like ‘social mobile’ firm INQ’s Battersea offices have been overrun with excited staffers trying out the firm’s latest handset this week, as the previously-confirmed new handsets near launch. Presumably the much anticipated Twitter Phone, has arrived in the office ahead of their official announcement…. While official sources are staying tight-lipped (although that’s […]

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