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  • Facebook May Join The Smartphone Crowd?



    In case you missed it, the Internet is buzzing (thanks to a supposed revelation over the weekend) that one of the world's largest social networks may be considering its very own smartphone development and launch. According to our friends at TechCrunch, the folks at Facebook are now at work of a phone of their own.

    Although "sources" at Facebook(including those of yours truly) deny any knowledge of a Facebook branded smartphone, one year ago Tech Crunch somehow managed to correctly discover that Google was working on what would be come the Nexus One, all while similar "sources" denied the plan. Of course, a smartphone offering from Google is a lot different from one by Facebook.

    That is, a Facebook smartphone - at least in theory - seems significantly limited in its application. And what, if anything, could a "Facebook Phone" offer users that, say, an iPhone running the Facebook app could not?

    For now, according to the report, two "high level Facebook employees" Joe Hewitt and Matthew Papakipos are believed to be the ones "secretly" working on this particular project. Both have "deep operating system experience" and a desire to keep this project under wraps so that not even fellow Facebook employees know that this device is in the works. So far, mission accomplished, guys

    Although we have no definitive way of knowing if and when a Facebook phone would ultimately reach consumers, today both social networking junkies and smartphone fanatics are weighing in on the relative value (or lack thereof) of a Facebook-branded smartphone. Would you be interested?

    Tech Crunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook May Join The Smartphone Crowd? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. JonnyBoy123's Avatar
      JonnyBoy123 -
      A Facebook phone? How stupid does that sound! This is as stupid as the windows mobile phone 7, EPIC FAIL! And I agree with the rest of the ppl here about all the info that would be stolen and sold for marketing purposes. Facebook needs to get their **** straight before they move into the mobile phone market.
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Modmyi staff writers need more exclusives. They still post yesterday's articles probably just for the hits. Well, they gotta earn money right?
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Why do half of you guys read the News posts if you're only going to bash it? Maybe it's news to some of us.


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    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Facebook, why do you even exist?
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      Back to your old form I see. Could you do us a favor and go on vacation soon, Messany?
      Thank you for voicing what I feel!!! Why must we always have "supposed" BS from the same staff writer? But at least his verizon iPhone rumor rampage extravaganza finally died.


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    1. ~rage's Avatar
      ~rage -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gyngabread Man View Post
      Thank you for voicing what I feel!!! Why must we always have "supposed" BS from the same staff writer? But at least his verizon iPhone rumor rampage extravaganza finally died.


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      So, if you're just gonna bash the author, why even post? In fact, if you really feel that his writings aren't up to your 'elite' standards and are just a complete waste of time, why not just skip over the articles with his name by them? It's quite an easy thing to do...
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      If no one ever tells you you're doing a terrible job, would you ever think of changing what you're doing if you have no problem with it?

      Criticism for better content isn't bashing.
    1. SiFO's Avatar
      SiFO -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
      Facebook, why do you even exist?
      So we can see more bewbies?
    1. ~rage's Avatar
      ~rage -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      If no one ever tells you you're doing a terrible job, would you ever think of changing what you're doing if you have no problem with it?

      Criticism for better content isn't bashing.
      'CONSTRUCTIVE' criticism isn't bashing.

      Yet, I wouldn't call, "you suck", "go on vacation", or calling the guy's writing "BS" constructive criticism, would you?