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December 10, 2010 12:58 ET

Wild Is Calling: INQ Canada Is Looking to Treat Canada's Hippest Party Animal to an Unforgettable VIP New Year's Eve in the Nation's Party Capital Montreal

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release.

INQ Canada, the pioneer of true Social Mobile, wants to know if you have what it takes to be crowned Canada's Wild Party King or Queen. INQ is calling all party animals across the country to share their wild, fab and fashionable side with the world for a chance to win incredible prizes including an all expenses paid Wild New Year's Eve in Canada's party capital—Montreal.

The people behind the INQ Chat 3G phone know that every unforgettable social media update starts with an amazing event, and have launched a consumer contest providing one grand prize winner (plus three friends!) the opportunity to be treated like an A-list celebrity on the year's biggest party day. The grand prize winner and their entourage will be provided with INQ Chat 3G phones that can flick simultaneously between Facebook and Twitter. Prize winners will be able to document a day of unforgettable experiences starting with a stay at the W Hotel Montreal, a shopping spree at the ultra hip Style Exchange, a prep and pampering session at Montreal's trendsetting salon Funky Toque and culminating in an Ultra VIP, all expenses paid, New Year's Eve night out at a top Montreal club.

The contest, running at www.Facebook.com/INQCanada until December 19th only, asks participants to enter by posting their favourite party photo to the contest site. One grand prize winner will then be chosen based on the number of votes his or her photo receives. Exciting daily prizes will also be awarded for the duration of the contest. Visit the contest site for full information, rules and regulations.

"We know that there is no 'off button' for Canada's Net Generation of social scenesters; with the Wild Is Calling contest we saw an opportunity to create the ultimate party night that will forever cement your Party Animal rep with Facebook friends and Twitter followers and beyond," said Jeff Taylor, co-founder of INQ Mobile. "We want to see your most creative, unforgettable photos. And since your chance to win is based on votes, remember to mobilize your online army and get them to vote, vote, vote! May the wildest Party Animal win."

INQ Chat 3G Is Changing the Mobile Landscape in Canada

Appealing to the increasingly savvy Net Generation, the INQ Chat 3G, is available from TELUS on Canada's fastest network* and from Koodo Mobile, Canada's decidedly different, pay for what you need wireless company. The INQ Chat 3G is the company's first QWERTY phone and comes equipped with INQ's renowned Facebook app: a proprietary widget on the home screen that shows real-time updates, integrates the onboard camera and creates a unified Inbox.

The INQ Chat 3G phone comes loaded with:

  • A multi-tasking platform with 'always on' access to Facebook, Twitter and Instant Messaging - a log-in to any one application is required only once.
  • An active address book that consolidates contacts with Facebook and provides real-time status information at a glance.
  • Video and photo syncing.

*Comparing TELUS HSPA+ network service to Rogers HSPA+ network service, based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres. Internet access speed provided by the network operator may vary due to the device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors. Speed on the Internet is beyond the wireless network operator's control and may vary with your configuration, Internet traffic, website server and management policies, and other factors.

About INQ Social Mobile

INQ Mobile, a standalone company wholly owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, is pioneering the development of Social Mobiles. The company was founded to address a growing need among operators across the world for advanced mobile internet handsets for the mass market that drive data revenue, minimize subsidies and minimize network load. INQ draws on the strengths of its parent company, which made an early investment in global 3G networks. INQ designers are based in London supported by offices in Rome and Silicon Valley plus regional sales office in Singapore, India and China. In February 2009, INQ1 won 'Handset of the Year' at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For more information visit: www.inqmobile.com or follow us on Twitter @inqmobile.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.facebook.com/INQCanada?v=app_137084523011761

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HbQXEGiQ50

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