Gadzooks! Is The Facebook phone a-coming?
Anyone who has used Facebook’s phone app will know that it is, on the whole, an unworkable piece of shite. With that in mind, what the hell will a Facebook-branded smartphone be like? The mind boggles.
It’s been mooted in the past and then said to have been abandoned, bu the word on ‘the street’ at the moment is that the phone is in development and could be with us by next year.
The Mark Zuckerberg-led army are believed to have recruited boffins that have worked on the iPhone and similar high-flying project, with one Facebook employee saying that Zuckerberg is “worried that if he doesn't create a mobile phone in the near future... Facebook will simply become an app on other mobile platforms”.
The only official word from Facebook itself was this enigmatic statement: “Our mobile strategy is simple: we think every mobile device is better if it is deeply social. We're working across the entire mobile industry; with operators, hardware manufacturers, OS providers, and application developers to bring powerful social experiences to more people around the world.”
So – a Facebook phone. Would YOU be seen dead or alive with one?