Inq Mobile, a Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary that launched in 2007 as a mobile phone manufacturer and produced one of the first so-called ‘Facebook phones’ before changing its focus to mobile software, has closed down.
Last year it produced a personalised magazine application called Material and a ‘social homescreen’ app called SO.HO.
A statement on the inqmobile.com website says “Inq has done some exciting and innovative things over the past few years, but we’ll be closing our doors on 31st January 2014. Material will serve its final editions on the 28th January and, whilst SO.HO will continue to function after our closure, it will not be updated after this point. It’s been truly exciting for us to turn Material and SO.HO from ideas we dreamed up into functioning products used by people across the globe. We’d like to thank everyone who downloaded Material and SO.HO, the people who gave us feedback, worked with us and cheered us on along the way.”
|We spoke to Jeff Taylor, co-founder of INQ Mobile, during Mobile World Congress 2010. You can listen to the interview via the built-in audio player on our website or by downloading the MP3 file.