Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,688 Reviews & Articles | 36,220 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

The Facebook phone - is it finally coming out?

Is a Facebook phone release imminent?

| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Nov 1, 2010 6:36 am

It has been a long-standing rumor - a Facebook branded phone... well, Facebook has invited press to it's Palo Alto HQ in the US on Wednesday to supposedly unveil some big mobile news. Speculation on this, is of course Facebook will finally release a Facebook-branded smartphone.


TweakTown image news/1/7/17369_168.jpg


Even some previously top of the mountain mobile King's like Nokia and Sony Ericsson are struggling to keep customers, or release something that stays in the headlines like Apple, Google or Microsoft and their respective phones, or mobile OS's - Facebook is a name big enough in the world to actually do this.


Keep in mind, according to Australian telco's, in Australia alone Facebook could account for up to 80 percent of web traffic on Aussie networks. With Facebook saying they have 150 million of their users accessing their accounts through phones - this is a huge, huge deal.


Although Facebook is considered an "essential" experience on a smartphone, not one of the current incarnations on Android, or iOS "feel" 100% right. One does things better than the other, but then fails at something the former does really well. With a Facebook-orientated phone, this could soon well change.


Could this be why Facebook are holding off on polishing the experience on other handsets? Because they're waiting for a big release of their own? Not long until we find out!



Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Mobile Devices news at our Mobile Devices news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below