INQ prepping Twitter phone

The company behind the INQ1 "Facebook phone" has confirmed it is developing a handset based around the social network of the moment, Twitter

The company behind the INQ1 "Facebook phone" has confirmed it is developing a handset based around the social network of the moment, Twitter.

Reuters is reporting that INQ Mobile plans to get the phone on the shelves in time for the Christmas rush, and will come complete with an integrated Twitter client, not to mention a pocket friendly price tag.

This of course means you're not going to have to fuss with opening a browser and heading to Twitter's mobile site – you'll simply click into the built-in client for instant access to your tweets – apparently a first for the non-smartphone army.

As well as saving you cash on texting your tweets 20 times a day, the phone will also come with the INQ1's popular features that bagged the phone the best handset award at MWC, such as integrated Facebook contacts and Skype.

We reckon you can probably expect this handset to be available on 3 (although perhaps not exclusively) just like its predecessor, and be on a similarly reasonable contract as well – the INQ1 is available for free on £15 per month contracts.

We'll be keeping you updated on all of this, as well as the other handset INQ has up its sleeve for the Christmas market – although there's no word on what we can expect from that as yet.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our hands on video with the INQ1 phone to see what we thought of the social networking luvvie.