Mark Zuckerberg: We don’t have any plans for an exclusive Facebook smartphone
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in their earnings call has said that building a dedicated smartphone doesn’t make any sense for the Social Networking giant
“The Social Networking giant Facebook is reportedly working with HTC in order to release their own smartphone by mid-year 2013. This is derived by Bloomberg from sources familiar with the matter. The device was actually scheduled for a release this year, but then Facebook seems to have given HTC some time for developing the Taiwanese companies own products.”
“While bloggers are only scribbling the rumor mill, Michael Bonikowski has come out with a possible design of the Facebook phone. Mr. Bonikowski is the same gentleman who previously has come up with Windows Phone 7 concepts featuring Nokia. As of now, it’s more than uncertain about the launch.”
All of this seems to be just rumors floating around which would never materialize. Facebook CEO Mak Zuckerberg just crushed that idea in Facebook’s recent earnings call saying: “Building out a whole phone really wouldn’t make much sense for us to do.” Reports say that Facebook isn’t really interested in the hardware business.
True, if one thinks about the possible features, there’s nothing much the Facebook phone would give to the smartphone user apart from spinning round the FB app.
The HTC-Facebook phone still seems to have more material compared to Facebook’s patent phone. The Taiwanese company earlier has come up with phones with dedicated Facebook buttons in form of HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa. This might as well be an improvised version of any of these phones.