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09-20-2010, 08:49 AM #1
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?
09-20-2010, 08:51 AM #2
09-20-2010, 09:04 AM #3
Garmin did the same thing with their "garmin-phone". It pretty much failed. I mean it's not a bad device but It'll never reach the top with iPhone and android etc. I think this will be the same. Might be good for kids like the sidekick, but I doubt it'll turn into a HUGE success.
09-20-2010, 09:08 AM #4
09-20-2010, 09:10 AM #5
09-20-2010, 09:21 AM #6
Ya facebook denied it but I know that creepy Mark Zuckerberg would love to index everyones text messages, phone calls, etc. for his marketing.
09-20-2010, 09:34 AM #7
I wonder what they'll call their phone-to-phone video messaging? o.0Anybody want a 32GB Mint Condition Black JB Unlocked 3GS? PM me with offers.
09-20-2010, 09:35 AM #8
If they did what would it be called? Facephone
What's next twitter to make phone? Tweephone
09-20-2010, 10:01 AM #9
Don't care for it and will never get one lol.
09-20-2010, 10:20 AM #10
Even if I never bought an iPhone before I would never buy a phone from Facebook. I mean their website already has a ton of privacy issues just imagine what information of yours they would be selling if you used their phone.
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09-20-2010, 10:24 AM #11
now can I please have the time back that I spent reading this article?
09-20-2010, 10:43 AM #12
Stupid. But to wonder what they could offer that a iPhone running facebook.app can't is like saying wander what nexus one can do that a iPhone running googlemobile.app can't. They would surely do little things different.
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09-20-2010, 10:46 AM #13
09-20-2010, 01:29 PM #14
Back to your old form I see. Could you do us a favor and go on vacation soon, Messany?
09-20-2010, 01:55 PM #15
No thanks... I'll pass.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
09-20-2010, 03:29 PM #16
ROTLMFAO! Now that's the best reply!!Though we all look different on the outside, we all bleed the same on the inside
09-20-2010, 03:35 PM #17
09-20-2010, 03:37 PM #18
So, if you were to ask, what can the "Google Phone" do that an iPhone running the Google App can't?
EDIT: Should've read the other comments first... LOL
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09-20-2010, 03:50 PM #19
Why does it seem like modmyi is always the last place to break the news.
09-20-2010, 08:19 PM #20
Facebook: "I got an idea; let's make a smartphone focused on social networking!"
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