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Sep 19, 2010

A Facebook Phone?


According to TechCrunch's Michael Arrington's sources, Facebook is creating its own cellphone. As the story goes, they're building the OS, and have tasked a hardware manufacturer to build everything else. Anyone else think this sounds like a Facebook-flavored Peek?

Scared by Google's impending Nexus One (which was announced back in January of this year), Facebook supposedly began planning their phone. Something that would integrate Facebook contacts more deeply than anything Android or any other platforms had done before.

Arrington scribed on a blog post this morning that two Facebook employees, Joe Hewitt and Matthew Papakipos are leading the charge on the OS, using their previous careers as Firefox browser creator and Chrome OS builder (respectively) to launch something Facebook can be proud of. Whether the rest of the world would be proud carrying a Facebook phone is another matter entirely—though I don't have any doubts that this would be a very affordable phone aimed at the young 'uns, if it does amount to something other than speculation.

49 comments:

Ankiseth said...

I think I'm one of the only people to not jump on the FaceBook bandwagon OR the smartphone bandwagon. This is the best of both worlds, both of which are entirely unnecessary.

Like the iPad, though, I'm sure if it's made, it'll sell like hotcakes.

shirou said...

ditto^^

Naj said...

i'm also not interested in that phone.

razortek said...

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John Le Nourey said...

What's the point? Facebook should stick to social networking

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That Guy said...

Man, facebook don't wanna produce a phone to give you a good service! Facebook just wants to mine your for data. Creeps. Why would I ever by a phone from them?

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Viperman said...

I hope this phone sucks

Mr.Character said...

:/ allow it.

glen live said...

gei...

Sethisto said...

I don't think i'd touch facebook with a 20 foot pole unless that cow website was giving out more free stuff.

niceonice said...

interesting idea my sister would want it

chasityxo said...

wow facebook will have its own phone, crazy

Gamingnerd said...

I'd rather keep my facebooking on the computer. Taking it mobile is kind of pushing it a little. Making a Twitter phone I can understand, but Facebook I don't agree with.

izmeer said...

Cool

Michele said...

mmm i dont like it :/

That Guy said...

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Jackie said...

God now they're gonna come up with a twitter phone too.

KlausEbert said...

i wouldnt buy this

Sparrow said...

i own a peek!
stopping by to say hi to another interesting blog!

Zerron said...

could make things easier when away from home :)

Jeremy said...

Ehh, sounds kinda silly to me. I would just get a droid x. Why would you want a phone based around facebook?

peace, readin' this blog on the daily

-j

David said...

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Biff Tanner said...

Great that's just what we need

Mr. Smith said...

Smartphones are being made by everyone now.. what gives?

Hagar said...

This just reminds me of those T.V.s they have that update Facebook now.

Splash87 said...

Isn't the mobile OS market already already abit crowded with good offerings? Facebook must think their name will sell the phone or something.

ramen noodle recipes said...

Wow a fb phone, for when your sick and tired of privacy! did anyone hear about the guy who was robbing people based on where their fb said they were?

Nigma said...

have i mentioned that i hate apple and fb?

The State of Human Intelligence said...

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BigBear said...

See thats why iwouldnt really want to invest in smoething like that.

Outcome is negative.

lulz88 said...

wut will they think of next

ShredGuitar said...

Hmm, interesting.

suzychen said...

I don't want one of those

Anonymous said...

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Michaelangelo said...

I just looked at your followers....whoa. Also this facebook phone thing I think is gonna flop. Just like the Google phone thing. Sure it was cool when it came out but, what of it now. Anyways, love your blog bro, really.

Much love and a lil currency support going your way

DaVeE said...

really cool

Basement Assassin said...

the end of the age of hard work and the beginning of the age of procrastination. this phone.

melinoe said...

Really? Yeah, i wouldn't get it.

David said...

Facebook is watching you.

Josh123 said...

i would buy that phone

problem.question said...

can't wait for the farmville phone

Monarch said...

Sounds like a weak idea tbh,

J Mo said...

bleh, pretty sure I won't be getting one

lancerevil said...

Interesting!

BLUERAD said...

Very interesting, I wonder if it will do well, facebook is baller enough already as it is

Terror.Saurus said...

This sounds stupid. facebook is for losers.

http://terror-saurus.blogspot.com/