TechCrunch and Bloomberg have been suggesting that a couple of “facebook phone” are being developed, and one of which is being made by INQ. Just recently, INQ placed a mobile phone spec sheet to the FCC for Bluetooth certification, which it now has as well. That handset name is the INQ Cloud Touch, and speculation is now that this is the first of at least 2 facebook phones we’ll see in the near future. The INQ Cloud Touch is described as:
An Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It’s designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its core. The homescreen features multiple entry points to different Facebook functions, while a dynamic widget displays a feed of status updates, albums, videos and photos.
The mockup shown above displays a touchscreen with full QWERTY, which was one of the designs rumored by Bloomberg. As far as we know, this device will be running Android as well, which allows them to play with a custom UI, allowing all kinds of facebook features. Which carrier(s) will get this device is unknown, but a European launch may be likely as it would be home turf for INQ out of London. AT&T has also been rumored to provide the facebook phone in the US, but no details or confirmation have been given by any party. We’re sure to hear something soon though now that this has made its way to the web.