View Full Version : Smartphones for Facebook users are now in the works

September 24th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Smartphones for Facebook users are now in the works

Bloomberg News

Facebook is working with mobile-handset manufacturer INQ Mobile on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The devices, which will feature Facebook social-networking services, are due to be introduced in Europe in the first half of 2011 and the U.S. in the second half, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven't been made public. AT&T (T), the second-largest U.S. wireless service provider, is still considering whether to carry the devices and hasn't made a deal, another of the people said...


September 24th, 2010, 02:45 PM
am waiting for an Ubuntu mobile phone os

September 24th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Don't see why I would need a specialised device for Facebook social networking, I can do all of it on my current smartphone, Nokia N900, and so can the other major smartphone OS's like Android and iOS etc...

September 24th, 2010, 03:57 PM
am waiting for an Ubuntu mobile phone os

Soon Meego will be released, and while it's not Ubuntu, it is officially supported and developed by the Linux Foundation as well as Intel and Nokia.

September 24th, 2010, 09:30 PM
That sounds pretty stupid, as any decent phone already has this capability. I personally do not care, as I do not use Facebook.

September 24th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I thought Facebook said this wasn't true. Or at least when they talked about it on the latest This Week in Tech that's what they said.

September 24th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Well FaceBook needs to make "real" money soon. From all the info I can get, FaceBook makes an operating profit but in reality, they need to start capitalising the 500 Million plus users of it's services. This is yet another attempt. Remember Beacon?

September 25th, 2010, 12:55 AM
am waiting for an Ubuntu mobile phone os
android is based on the linux kernel.

anyway, cool! data mining on the go!

September 25th, 2010, 12:58 AM
Sounds neat, bring it on.

September 25th, 2010, 01:46 AM
INQ already makes social networking phones for Facebook users.

September 25th, 2010, 02:01 AM

then Palm will get in on it....