Power 50 Profile: Frank Meehan, CEO, INQ Mobile
Starting a handset manufacturing business from scratch must rank as the boldest and most courageous acts over the last 12 months.INQ is Meehan’s vision that communicating has been redefined for a generation growing up on Facebook and Instant Messaging. The idea followed after Meehan commissioned a Skype phone when he was Hutchison Whampoa’s group handset buyer. It has outstripped expectations, leaving Meehan with bigger ambitions. His standing in the industry and vision has forced other manufacturers to think differently on the future of mobile devices, and made operators consider stocking devices from this new entrant.