Top–secret 3 Facebook phone leaks out

It's a week since mobile network 3 slapped a teaser site up on the web bragging about a new gadget that, "will change the way you use Facebook on

It's a week since mobile network 3 slapped a teaser site up on the web bragging about a new gadget that, "will change the way you use Facebook on your phone." Well, that very Facebook phone has managed to leak out properly and we have to say it sounds the business.

Unearthed by ElectricPig, the news comes straight from the mouth of head suit at the company who make 3's own–branded blowers, INQ. He says the new cell, dubbed the INQ1, will offer full integration between your regular contacts book and your buddies on Facebook. Like the 3 Skypephone, but even better.

The comparisons don't end there. 3's Skype service will be pulled over onto the phone and you will be able to use it as a mobile broadband dongle. And just to prove 3 has got this full web connectivity down pat, it's also shoving on a full browser to boot.

INQ's man says it'll cost $200, so expect a PAYG price of about £130. Not bad for all that extra web gubbins. Of course, 3 has yet to make an official announcement, but we'll be bringing you official news when it happens.

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3 Facebook phone

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