Alleged Facebook phone could be the INQ Cloud Touch

Posted by Trent Nouveau


Is the "INQ Cloud Touch" actually the first of two top-secret Facebook phones?

Well, PocketNow's Evan Blass believes that the device - which recently received Bluetooth certification - may just fit the description.

Indeed, Facebook and the London-based INQ are rumored to be working on at least two handsets, including a QWERTY-equipped and full-touchscreen smartphone.

Here's the official PR write-up/spin describing the Cloud Touch:

"An Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It's designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its core.

"The homescreen features multiple entry points to different Facebook functions, while a dynamic widget displays a feed of status updates, albums, videos and photos."

According to Blass, above-mentioned blurb sounds like the rumored model with a keyboard, or perhaps the touchscreen version with "fancy Swype-like" input.

"Now that we have a name, we imagine that more information should be forthcoming in short order, especially if the alleged early 2011 European release is to be believed.

"An AT&T deal was said to be in the works, but nothing had been finalized as of [yet]," he added.