The Facebook phone has kind of dropped off the radar recently, especially with Facebook having a pair of announcements not too long ago, and none of them revealing a phone that integrates Facebook in a new and bold way. According to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)'s recently filing, dating back to December 23rd, 2010, it looks like the rumors about the Facebook phone are going to pick up speed again, as a new device from INQ has popped up.
The INQ Cloud Touch is notable for being rumored as the Facebook phone, because it's not the first time the company has been tagged as the manufacturer of the device. In fact, INQ is marked as bringing two Facebook phones into the market in the year 2011. But, since about September, it's been pretty quiet on the FB phone front. The new filing from the Bluetooth SIG suggests that INQ is indeed working on an Android-powered handset, and Facebook is "built into its core."
"INQ Cloud Touch is 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."
There's certainly no confirmation at this point that this device really is the Facebook phone, or if INQ has just made an Android smartphone that has Facebook as one of its main features. There's no telling when the manufacturer, or Facebook, will unveil any news regarding the device, so we'll just have to sit tight and wait.
[via Android Community]