Mark Zuckerberg’s previously been mentioning all this down: There is certainly no Facebook phone.
But this year, you will have dozens of mobile phones like HTC’s ChaCha and so Salsa, which center on Facebook possessing committed buttons for that social networking service.
Zuckerberg, Facebook’s originator and so chief executive, addressed the Facebook phone technique in a reported video record, supplied throughout HTC’s press expo on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“A lot’s been claimed about a singular Facebook phone,” he stated, “but this coming year you can anticipate to witness plenty of telephones with noticeably deeper social incorporation than one thing we perceive to this point.”
HTC’s mobile phones will usually be Android-based, with a comparable Sense user interface that seems in mobiles just like the Droid Amazing as properly as Evo 4G. They only go a bit deeper with Facebook plug-in due to that devoted button. Holding it takes you directly to the social network, or probably subject to perspective, will possibly do particular choices which include posting a photograph or possibly tune. The ChaCha and Salsa even pull in status updates and even new photos when getting in touch with a buddy, and remind finish users of upcoming birthday parties.
UK cell phone maker INQ, which is of HTC, is likewise building a Facebook-integrated phone known as Cloud Touch. This mobile is Android-primarily based, even though the whole user interface is made about Facebook facets, which involves events, notification and Locations. The INQ Cloud Touch is striking the United Kingdom in April, and also America in the Fall.
Even even though none of those goods are Facebook-branded mobile handsets, per se, the organization looks sufficiently sturdy that Facebook will not demand its personal OS or even branded handset. As a substitute, the social network can steadily take handle capabilities of present systems — including contacts, calendars, messages and location-based verify-ins — generating positive that other functions become unnecessary. It really is far far more a conversion to the theory of a Facebook phone than a single device, which switch is taking location appropriate now.