I have always believed that one’s mobile phone is the starting point of one’s social network and one’s contact book is the most authentic friend list to go after.
INQ Mobile, a UK based company that has created a niche for building social networking enabled mobile phone has launched its mobile phone in India, in partnership with Aircel.
Price of INQ Mobile in India
The Chat 3G is priced at mere Rs 7,599, while the Mini 3G is available for Rs 5,399. What’s interesting is the Aircel partnership – Aircel charges only Rs. 98/month for Internet access (unlimted)– so the combo makes perfect sense for those whose contact book is as dynamic as FB/Twitter follower list. Aircel also partnered with Nokia for the launch of latter’s cheapest 3G phone.
Again, existing operators owing to their tightly coupled business model will not be able to match up [read: Daily Plans from Tata DoCoMo – Airtels of the world, Take a Note] and that’s where new entrants are bringing in the change.