INQ is an innovative social brand, making Social Mobiles for the Facebook generation. Born and bred in London; with offices in Rome, San Francisco and Beijing; INQ was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa. The company is a collective of designers and engineers with a passion to make social interactions easier.
Since its inception in 2008, INQ have had a considerable influence on the integration of the Internet with mobile, through its earlier award-winning products such as the 3 Skypephone and INQ1. From the INQ1 - INQ’s first handset which won Phone of the Year at the 2009 GSMA Awards in Barcelona â€“ through to the INQ Cloud Touch, INQ remains a disruptive force in the mobile industry.
INQ uses a design-led approach to deliver mobile products that deliver a core set of popular social services like Facebook, Twitter, Spotify & Foursquare. Since 80% of all mobile data usage is confined to these core services, INQ has concentrated on making the most popular services easy, fast and simple to use.
INQ Mobile is the winner of several industry awards, including Handset of the Year at Mobile World Congress, Best Newcomer at the Mobile Industry Awards, and Phone of the Year, at the Meffy’s - Mobile Entertainment Forum awards. INQ has sold over a million handsets to date