The first handset to feature seamless Facebook integration was officially announced by the UK carrier. Peculiarly called INQ1 it has a design much similar to Nokia N85 and a decent modest feature set.
In addition to the seamless integration to the world's most popular social networking website, the 3 INQ1 also offers last.fm, Skype and Windows Live Messenger integration. Furthermore the carrier offers a worthy browsing experience thanks to the new integrated browser based on WebKit (think Symbian S60 or iPhone grade rendering).
3 INQ1 features a 2.2" QVGA display, capable of showing up to 262K colors and a 3.2 MP camera. Having up to 50 MB of internal and 4GB of external memory (we guess they mean a card slot) the INQ1 should be able to host your whole collection of favorite tracks. An accelerometer is also included for automatic UI rotation.
Since there are no official images at the moment, we'll try and give an idea of the device by using several leaked shots by engadget.com.
3 UK have plans for several new phones after their Skype lineup, and they will all be branded as INQ (pronounced as 'ink', an abbreviation of 'inquire'). The new INQ1 is obviously the first to become available.
The INQ1 will be available in black in silver colors at a date that is yet to be disclosed. Its price is yet unknown but rumor has it that it will be somewhere in the region of 100 GB pounds (115 euro) without a contract.