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INQ Mobile CEO Frank Meehan steps down

Frank Meehan, co-founder and CEO of Hutchison Whampoa owned INQ Mobile, has stepped down from his role. Meehan's co-founder Ken Johnstone will step into his role. This is the second major departure fr

Frank Meehan, co-founder and CEO of Hutchison Whampoa owned INQ Mobile, has stepped down from his role. Meehan’s co-founder Ken Johnstone will step into his role. This is the second major departure from the ‘social mobile’ handset maker after another co-founder, Jeff Taylor, quit the company earlier this year. Meehan will continue to remain in Hutchison Whampoa and will advise CEO Li Ka-Shing on the VC side of things. “News is already out there. I have had two hats for some time being CEO of INQ and a board member of a number of key tech companies,” Meehan Tweeted a few hours ago. INQ Mobile is currently facing a difficult time as its USP of deep integration of Facebook into a phone’s UI has been eroded by cheap Android smartphones and enterprising low-cost phone vendors. The company desperately needs an infusion of new innovations to keep afloat, something we haven’t seen them do in a long time. INQ Mobile last launched Android smartphones in February with their custom UI but it did not make it to many markets. More recently, the company released its UI as a free Android app on Android Market. Also Read - Apple introduces new accessibility features: Door Detection, Live Captions and more

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  • Published Date: September 15, 2011 6:42 AM IST



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