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The INQ1 from operator 3 in dramatic black is a “love me or hate me” phone – there seems to be no in-between. A 3G quad-band phone, it has global roaming potential and offers high-speed internet browsing. With a 2.2" QVGA high-resolution display, the INQ1 is a solid or “candy bar” phone that feels nice and chunky in the palm: 97 x 48 x 15 mm and weighing 110g.

The big feature of the INQ (pronounced “ink”) 1 is Facebook: this phone integrates your phone's address book and social networking. Synchronise with an existing address book (from Microsoft Outlook) and you are asked for a phone number, Windows Live ID, Skype ID, RSS feed (blog) URL, picture, Web site homepage and email address. Once you start using the phone, you can then see your friends’ MSN status, Facebook photo and Facebook status.

It uses a Web browser for some of the functionality, with the rest being tied to your address book and camera: 3G connectivity (augmented by wireless Bluetooth 2.0 and USB wired) ensures a healthy speed.

There is a respectable 50 Mbytes’ internal memory, expandable to 4GB with a microSD card. Battery life is rated at five hours’ talk time and 320 hours on standby from a full charge.


Weight: 110g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth FM Radio

3G or UMTS
FM Radio
Instant messaging
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
Multimedia Service MMS
Picture blogging
Slide phone
SMS - text messages
T9 Predictive Text
Vibra alert
Visual radio