INQ Chat 3G Coming to Telus

Telus is testing the INQ Chat 3G, the BREW phone out of the UK with heavy social networking angle. By and large, it’s a dumbphone with well-tailored preloaded software, but my contact said he hates the thing. It’s actually kind of too bad that Telus decided to ruin the INQ brand name in Canada with a year-old BREW phone, when they could have just held out for the Android handset due to land in Q4 and made a grand entrance. Here’s a quick rundown of the specs:

  • Widgets automatically push Twitter and Facebook updates to the home screen
  • Active address book is presence-enabled showing live status from all your contacts, letting you chose how to contact them
  • Built-in plug and play HSDPA modem to give your PC wireless broadband access
  • 2.4” QVGA TFT landscape display
  • 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera
  • Built-in GPS
  • 120MB memory, (expandable to 8GB)
  • Brew 4.0 and Java MIDP 2.0 for application development multitasking supported by dedicated Switcher hard key

For the full tour, check out our software and hardware video reviews. Telus is aiming to release this for the back-to-school crowd for cheap – expect the Telus INQ Chat 3G sometime in August.

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