Mobile handset maker INQ is relatively new to the industry, but has won attention for its deals with Skype, Facebook, Twitter and other Web 2.0 services. Now it seems the company is working on a Spotify Phone, with CEO Frank Meehan telling Business Week that it’s aiming to deeply integrate the music service into its upcoming handsets. The INQ/Spotify tie-up makes sense, since both share an investor in tycoon Li Ka-shing, who also owns a stake in Facebook. Excuse us for speculating here, but INQ is already at the centre of peristent speculation that it’s making a Facebook-branded handset. If we were the rumour-mongering types, we’d suggest that Facebook should buy Spotify, then use the release of an INQ-made social music phone as the launchpad for Spotify’s US debut. Entirely speculative on our part, obviously. But it would solve Facebook’s lack of a music service for its battle with Apple and Google…

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