INQ, the plucky little British manufacturer who has to date launched three social-centric phones based on Brew (the Chat, the Mini, and the INQ1), will be making the Android jump in Q4, according to CEO Frank Meehan. The new phone will be multitouch, and will mark a permanent switch to Android. Brew was nice and all, but Android is clearly more popular and just as free to use. INQ’s next handset will also be their first touch device, which will make it a little more expensive for end-consumers, but make it more palatable for salespeople to push (since their commissions will be equally larger).
No word on pricing, features, or carrier availability, but odds are we can count on some tight Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace integration, as well as a reasonably low price point. Currently INQ has products out in the UK, Italy, and India; presumably, they’ll want to break into the U.S. market as soon as possible, and an Android phone may just be the way to do that.
To see more about what INQ is about, take a look at their website.