INQ CHAT 3G
Price: Rs 7,599
Hutchison-owned INQ has launched very affordable 3G handsets in the market. INQ Chat 3G adopts a BlackBerry-like form-factor that includes a Qwerty keyboard to support a host of social messaging capabilities, including 'push' email (via Gmail), Facebook access, instant messaging through Windows Live Messenger, Skype and a Twitter app that provides 'always-on' connectivity to the micro-messaging social network, so that updates are pushed straight to the home screen.
We tried voice chats and video calls on INQ Chat 3G, and it was a delightful experience. There is a web browser, too. However, it was definitely not the fastest we have seen, but at least it allows for surfing the web.
As with other handsets, we found that social networking phones, like INQ, are by default larger power drawers due to almost constant data accessing for Facebook and Twitter updates. INQ Chat 3G delivers a battery performance of about five hours (on 3G). This is a phone that will get you connected quickly and cheaply to 3G networks.
Text: Business Standard
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